About: Leicester General Hospital Leicester General Hospital Leicester LE5 4PW
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What I liked
The Receptions and the Car Park Attendant were both very pleasant and friendly.
What could be improved
On Saturday my husband & I travelled from Birmingham to the Hospital after picking a friend up from Birmingham Airport as her close relative had taken seriously ill and had been admitted. The time was 4pm.
After we had dropped her at the front door and parked we then went into Reception and asked where we could get a cup of tea whilst we waited for our friend.
I was astonished to be told that there wasn't anywhere open on the Hospital site that provided refreshment at that time. I truly couldn't believe that in this day and age that such a basic facility was not available. Our friend had flown in from another country, we had been travelling for several hours and the Management of the Hospital were obviously at home - quite rightly, it was the weekend - but as they were comfortable, Guests and Visitors to the Hospital had to expreience 3rd rate conditions. The Receptionist suggested to try 'the machine' around the corner but as she said this another visitor using the cash machine intervened and said that the machine wasn't working either and she agreed that it was a dreadful situation where no refreshments were available. Please do something about this awful, unfriendly, unprofessional and cold approach to your Visitors - please remember they are often in as much, if not more pain mentally and emotionally than a patient, and a basic cup of tea and, perhaps even food, does an awful lot for the heart and soul! Not too much to ask do you think?