About: Musgrove Park Hospital / Colorectal surgery Musgrove Park Hospital Colorectal surgery TA1 5DA
Posted by Cas2019 (as ),
Following on from a bowel operation, I had been anticipating an overnight stay on Montacute ward. Instead ended up staying in the surgery admissions lounge (SAL) day case discharge ward.
Okay there must of been a reason, others needing more support from the main ward overnight than me!
The issues I would like to highlight are related to privacy:
1. The surgery admissions lounge (SAL) day case discharge ward has one toilet which was at the end of my bed, but no showering facilities.
2. Showering facilities were in the main waiting area and were also the only toilet for people in this area. Not great to have to walk to this having repeatedly asked for towels.
3. The doors to the day case discharge ward were open constantly, we all know human nature is to have a good look in...
4. The day case discharge ward was used as a corridor with staff walking through. Don't know where it went to but a folding bike was tracked through...
Finally, the bed I was in was right next to the nurses station. There were only two of us on the ward, I felt I knew more about the other patient, than I did about me.