"Severely understaffed in Ward F1"

About: Southampton General Hospital

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The ward is very understaffed. To add to this, they had a problem with my family visiting earlier than the visiting times of 3 pm - 8 pm. Though it was only my sister and/or fiancee visiting to give me lunch.

The discharge procedure took a long time, though they acknowledge this in the stats put up on the charts on the ward.

The service which was available was good, though again, they need to deal with being short staffed almost all the time. I stayed in the hospital for six nights and this was the feeling I always got.

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Response from Southampton General Hospital

Thank you for your comments, this has been forwarded to the relevant matron as feedback to share with staff.

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