"Disappointing endoscopy experience at Rotherham"
About: Rotherham Hospital / General surgery Rotherham Hospital General surgery Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by madeinyorkshire (as ),
I recently attended the Rotherham Foundation Trust Hospital for various tests on my kidneys, bladder and had to have a procedure done called a cytoscopy in the endoscopy unit. I wanted to say that the experience in xray, ultrasound and all the staff involved with my appointment were good and i was treated with respect and dignity. I knew I had been referred to the hospital under the two week wait, and with that information I was concerned and very anxious about the whole experience and the various possible end results.
I am a little disappointed however in the experience I received in the endoscopy unit, albeit the staff were very friendly, comforting and reassuring, the experience I had with the consultant left me feeling a little put out. I still dont know who I saw and who did the procedure, I felt like I was put on the table and the procedure was underway without explaining who he was, what he was looking for or indeed letting me fully explaining my circumstances and why I was there. I felt a little like a piece of bone and meat and he just wanted to get on with what he had to do, he took a biopsy didnt really explained why. I appreciate the unit was very busy however I am very passionate about people being treated with respect and dignity, I was very stressed and feeling vunerable . Once the procedure was over I was told that I could get dressed and whilst I was getting dressed I could hear through the curtain the consultant, dictating his letter to his secretary, saying that ultrasound looked fine and so did xray. Once dressed and outside the curtain, he did say that he was sending me for a CT scan and that I wouldnt get my results today, but once the biopsy and ct completed. When that will be I have no idea, or any resurrance I Ieft there as quickly as possible, had lots of questions but didnt have the opportunuity to discuss my issues, felt a little like being on a conveyabelt machine. Just really disappointed with that side of my care, and that attitude and respect could have made a big difference to how I was left feeling after the procedure.