I was really impressed with ward C31

I was admitted to QMC for a pelvic floor repair. I went into C31 on the 10th march and was discharged on 17th. I must say everything in that ward was very good. Staff were kind and caring. Cleaning on the ward was excellent as the toilets and shower rooms were cleaned to a very high standard. Certain cleaning items (wipes etc) were in there as patients could keep up the cleaning standards. I was really impressed with C31. However, I had to go back in on the 19th and stayed in B3 ward over night. Staff there were kind and caring. It as fairly clean there but the toilets and shower rooms were not very clean. It was nothing like the standards of C31! My opinion is if one ward has set a good standard, surely the others can.


I cannot thank everyone enough

After visiting the hospital for an ECG I was asked to wait on from when I had been admitted. The doctor visited me and said I would be put on Warfrin in order to get my blood sorted. After a few days I was able to go home, and I am visiting the hospital weekly for blood checks. I have been referred to the heart specialist I was under before. Everyone has been very helpful. The food was very good. I cannot thank everyone enough.


I think men are not suitable for cleaning duties

I was admitted to Doncaster Hospital for a blood transfusion in November 2008. I was disappointed to see nurses time taken up doing tasks which I thought should have been done by auxiliaries. The cleaning seemed to be allocated to people who seemed to have no idea how to do it properly, such as cleaning around furniture. Once I moved some chairs and they told me not to do it, health and safety is going mad! I think men are not suitable for cleaning duties; only women should be employed for this task because they know what they are doing. The male cleaners looked like they were just moving the muck around. I say bring back the matrons, no private cleaners and leave the nurses to get on with what they are good at. I watched night nurse ‘sister’ cleaning shelves and worktops, whilst auxiliaries stood gazing while my drip had come adrift. This made me not bother the sister to address my problem. The professionals do a good job and I am grateful to them, but others are not fit for purpose and should try other employment. One last point, the food problem needs a total rethink as a new way must be found to solve it. My wife should not have to bring all my food and drink in for me!


I have nothing but praise for ward C4

I was admitted to ward C4 Chesterman wing at the Northern General Hospital for a heart bypass in early June.

All the staff from the lady that served the tea to the sisters in charge were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were very kind and friendly. They had to put up with some very awkward patients but they never lost their tempers under pressure. They are a credit to the hospital and the NHS.

The doctors visited regularly and kept me informed of my progress and treatment. Everything worked very well. When I left I was given full information about what I was to do and how my progress would go.

The cleanliness was spot on and the staff constantly washed their hands after every patient, I was very impressed.

The only fault was the food which although adequate was on many occasions tasteless. Having said that, there were some very good desserts and plenty of choice.

Well done and I have nothing but praise for them.


Appointment could have offered more information

My 4years old son was taken to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and he was looked after and dealt with professionally and promptly. We were out of there within an hour. I then detached my short hand, right bicep tendon and spent 5hours in casualty at the Northern General Hospital. I was seen the nest afternoon the nest afternoon by a consultant in orthopaedics who I felt was show-boating in front of their new students. They fortunately passed me on to a 2nd consultant when I questioned him. My care from then on was excellent.

Although my operation was postponed once due to the lack of a suitable screw for my operation, it did however take place within a week of the initial injury and I am making good recovery.

Post-0p would have been better if my first appointment had offered me more information rather than being held by a Junior doctor how seemed to be just going through the motion. The 2nd appointment was very much better


Very good care on ward 32 at Barnsley District General

I was a patient on ward 32 at the Barnsley District General hospital for the treatment of bowel problems.

The standard of care which I received, from both the medical and the nursing staff, was very good. At all times, I feel that I was treated with respect, kindness and care. As far as I am concerned, nothing could have been better.