"Treated with care and genuine respect by..."
About: Freeman Hospital Freeman Hospital Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN
Posted by cr1979
What I liked
Being treated with respect by all the staff on ward 29. Being treated as aperson not just a number. I have been treated for bronchiectasis for over 30 years now and have been admitted over the years several times. Since being able to carry out my IV treatment at home my quality of life has improved. I was shown how to do to this whilst an inpatient and once the staff were confident I was competent then I was discharged to carry on the treatment at home. No more lengthy stays in hospital,I would recommend more patients are instructed on how to carry out IVs at home.
What could be improved
Pharmacist time having prescriptions made up. Sometimes you have to wait up to 4hours for your medicine once you have been given the go ahead to go home.
Why has there not been more money given to research bronchiectasis? Earlier diagnosis and more information given to suffers at an early stage could help people manage the disease and prepare themselves on what to expect as the disease progresses. Diet, exercise, mental health etc.