"On the whole the nurses were lovely both day and night"

About: Rotherham Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

After having a hysterectomy operation i found myself on ward b11, the registrar told me about my surgery.

as it got closer to teatime i was asked if i would like a drink, but i told the lady that she would have to ask a nurse as i had already asked if i could have something about 12ish and was told i would have to wait till later.

I don't know how busy they had been but when my dad fetched me my bag up at in the late afternoon at visiting time i still had not been washed and i still had my hospital gown on.

I was told that after my op i would get washed by the nurses and i expected to have a sanitary pad on as i was told this surgary can make you bleed. it wasn't until the next day that i got washed when someone put some washing stuff in a bowl of water for me and passed me my hand towel.

After breakfast the doctor came to see me and i had managed to get myself out of bed and into the chair, i was told that i could have my drip , canular and cathetar removed, so by the afternoon i had all removed and got in the shower.

My bedding had blood on it and luckily they had changed it before i got back in.

On the whole the nurses were lovely both day and night. I thought the drinks ladies, doctors and helpers were nice and polite.

But the fan next to me was covered in dust, but that is just a small thing considering that all the ward, toilets, bathrooms and showers were very clean.

The food provided was ok, but i can't understand why at breakfast you get a soft breadcake [which i enjoyed] with butter and marmalade with no means of slicing it in half because the knife you get is only any good for spreading with.

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Response from Rebecca Allinson, Associate Director, Corporate Relations, Rotherham Hospital

Dear Yorkshire Lass

Thank you for your posting and for sharing your experiences with us.

I am pleased to read your praise for the nursing staff who cared for you and will ensure our team in gynaecology see your comments.

If you would like to discuss any of your concerns further, particularly about issues raised in the first part of your posting, please call our Patient Services team on 01709 424461 and they will be able to take more details from you to see if we can learn anything to improve our service.

With best wishes for a good recovery.

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