St James's University Hospital, Leeds
Hospital - Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TF - Telephone: 0113 2433144
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Review of "St James's University Hospital, Leeds"
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My first time staying in hospital
Well obviously no one can write a review on every part of the hospital but I will write about my times in St James hospital, which have been a few times now.
On the day I was taken to hospital, I was 9 weeks pregnant with bad stomach pains; because I was pregnant they didn’t make me wait long before seeing a doctor. On coming to see me they did a pregnancy test to make sure I was actually pregnant, and also inserted a drip. Now I hate needles but the doctor, spoke to me while inserting the drip, which I found comforting s it took my mind off the needle about to be inserted. I was given painkillers to make the pain subside a little bit, but they didn’t wait long before rushing me for a scan. To which I was told I had an ectopic pregnancy, the doctor broke it to me as gently as he could, but still it’s upsetting. I didn’t really have time to let the news sink in as it was informed that if I didn’t have surgery straight away to remove the baby or the tube would burst. They explained to me how dangerous it was and what an ectopic was but had no reason as to why it had happened. They did however explain that normally people don’t have a second ectopic but they would still send me for a scan straight away if I were to conceive again, to which I was told to wait 3 months before trying. So I was wheeled down for the operation, and all seemed to go well.I was then admitted to a ward, granted the beds were not that comfortable and the food wasn’t great but the staff there was ever so helpful. If I needed anything, as I couldn’t get out of bed, I just buzzed and a nurse usually came within 5 minutes. The only problem I did have with this stay was I felt it a little bit insensitive. I was in the ward with mainly older women than me that were in for hysterectomies. To which I had no problem with that, the problem I had was the fact after 2 years of trying to conceive then doing so to lose the baby after 9 weeks, then to be put in a ward that was right next to the maternity ward. If ever I went off the ward I had to go past the maternity unit and see all the mothers with their child. That really was upsetting. Even with that said I couldn’t complain about the staff there as they did their utmost best to keep me happy, look after me and help me in anyway they could. Finally after 5 days I was allowed home.
My second time in hospital
I wont bore you with all the cycle details, but I will tell you about the staff and how they helped with any problems. Upon starting treatment I was given the option of a nasal spray or an injection in my stomach, as I am not too good with needles I opted for the spray. A few days into using the spray I had loads of big red spots down my throat and onto my chest. So I rang the clinic up straight away, to which the doctor asked me to go straight in so he could inspect it. I was informed I was allergic to something in the spray so I had to take the second option of injection.All the way through the cycle the doctors were only ever at the other end of the phone, if I had any questions or problems they were always there to help. On finding out the cycle had worked, I was told to go back in 2 weeks for a scan to make sure all was ok, then at the scan was told it was twins, the doctor did giggle when I swore at him loll. Even after I had finished the cycle the doctors were there to offer support and guidance, and they monitored me very closely.
My third stay in hospital
The next day they took me for a luke warm shower. I had two nurses there to hold me up, as my legs were still a little wobbly from the epidural. They really couldn’t do enough for me they were always at hand when I needed any help, they showed me how to bath the children, and even offered to show me how to breastfeed with twins, but I felt that to be too much hard work so never bothered.My overall opinion of St James
There isn’t very much I can say about the hospital that hasn’t already been said in the review. The staff on the wards I was on were great, I really can’t say a bad word about them, they were always on hand when I needed them and they was a great support. Also some wards are well secured you have to buzz to be allowed in. This is mainly in the baby units due to kids been snatched ect.The hospital seemed very clean, and the bed sheets were changed daily. The cleaners were in the ward each morning washing all the units, filling up your water, and mopping all the floors. Granted the beds were not that comfortable, but you had a comfortable chair at the side of the bed that the nurses would gladly help you into. Or if you had visitors there were wheelchairs available for them to take you downstairs to the café for something to eat or a decent cup of coffee.
You are also fed well, you have a menu delivered to your bed to fill out for the next day’s meals, you have breakfast, lunch and then tea. There are usually a few different choices on each meal. The food is not brilliant but its edible when you are not getting anything else to eat.You also have bedside televisions, but these you have to pay for if I remember rightly its £5 for 3 days and £10 for a week. The televisions are only small but they are watch able, I just begrudge having to pay to watch it. So I only did this on my first stay.
The hospital is one bus ride from the Leeds city centre and the bus stops just outside the hospital gates, there are several busses that you can catch from town, bit the most regular are the 49 and 50 which both stop at the same bus stop in the center and are usually due every 10 minutes through the day and every 30 minutes on an evening.So overall in my opinion it’s a great hospital to have to stay in, I know hospitals are not the best places to be but they sure do try and make your stay there as pleasant as they possibly can.
Thanks for reading :-) x
Product Information : St James's University Hospital, Leeds
Manufacturer's product descriptionHospital - Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TF - Telephone: 0113 2433144
Long Name: St James's University Hospital
County: West Yorkshire
Address: Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TF
Telephone: 0113 2433144
Type for Subname: Hospitals & Clinics
Listed on Ciao since: 18/03/2008