"Brilliant Hospital....shame about the food!"

About: Royal Hampshire County Hospital

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I was told that I would need another op on my shoulder, and that I would be put on the waiting list. As my daughter is getting married in June, I was hoping that the op would be sooner, rather than later. I asked for my name to be put on the Cancellation list, as I can come in at very short notice. I got a phonecall on Monday the 25th, saying that they had a Cancellation on April 3rd, and could I arrive at 12.30.

I arrived at 11.45, and was seen by the nurse, the Anaesthetist, and my Consultant. I went down to surgery at 1.30, and was back on the ward at 5pm. I was kept in overnight, and there were only 2 Nurses on shift, as a few of the nurses had called in sick. They had 19 patients to look after. All night, there were buzzers going, and the poor Nurses were rushing here and there, I felt bad buzzing for the Commode, but when the Nurse came to my bed, and Bless her, she had a huge smile on her face! Both Nurses were lovely, and tho rushed off their feet, never once moaned when a buzzer went off.

The food? Well, I ordered Homemade Leek and Potato Soup, and then Rhubarb crumble for dessert. The soup was very dark green and looked like Castrol GTX, so I replaced the lid and moved onto the Dessert. It looked lovely, but when I tasted it, it was very bitter. Obviously they don`t add sugar to the Rhubarb! So I went hungry.

This is a wonderful Hospital, but its a shame that the food lets you down.

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Response from Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments - these and your feedback have been shared with all members of the team responsible. It is always good to hear that staff have achieved the high standards of care which we aim to provide.

Mary Edwards, Chief Executive

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