"on the ward after an endoscopy"
About: Derriford Hospital / General surgery Derriford Hospital General surgery PL6 8DH
Posted by Neon650 (as ),
In January 2012 I was admitted to the ward as a result of having an endoscopy. The day nurses were excellent in every way, but the night staff, one nurse in particular was very curt with me. I was on a drip for 3 days and nights. I am only able to sleep on my left side and on one occasion the drip came out causing blood to seep onto the sheets and pillows. I felt I was told off like a naughty child (I am 77 years old) and my right hand was tied to the side of the bed. I could not sleep and had a very uncomfortable night.
On the reverse, I fell from my bed and all the staff could not do enough for me. I was not hurt but a lady came later that night to check on me (I have ms and can fall without warning).