I was booked for surgery which required me to stay in hospital overnight. I was admitted to the day surgery ward for my procedure.
During my stay, I was the only patient of my gender amongst six other patients. We were only separated by curtains. At one point one of the other patients had their curtains open and they were doing stretches next to their bed and I was exposed to their private parts. They did not realise this, but I’m glad my children were not visiting at the time.
I feel that if the day surgery ward is to be used as an overflow or surgical ward it should still have male and female patients separated on each side.
Other than this incident my stay was really good. I felt well looked after even though they were really busy on the first night the coordinator came to help the staff settle the ward as they had lots of patients return from theatre. I felt I was well informed and included in my care.
Bedside handover was done at each shift change and I was asked to be included.
When my blood pressure dropped I was informed of the need to escalate to the doctor on call and the nurse (Karen) was checking my observations frequently.
The student nurses Romy and Emma were very good. And they listened to my needs and concerns. I feel they are to be commended on their excellent care and believe they will make great empathetic nurses when they qualify.
"My stay in the day surgery ward"
About: Geraldton Hospital / Day Surgery Geraldton Hospital Day Surgery Geraldton 6530
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