"Overnight stay after surgery"
About: Sutherland Hospital Sutherland Hospital Caringbah 2229
Posted by horologiumnd67 (as ),
I had an operation in the afternoon. I was woken by a lovely nurse in recovery and was being sent to a ward to stay overnight. I had been fasting since 7am it was now 6.30pm. I told the nurse I was hungry and she said I would be fed on the ward. I arrived there and there was no meal or sandwich available. I was given 2 crackers and a piece of cheese and bottle of water.
I woke through the night with hunger pangs and by morning was ravenous, as I had not eaten for 24 hours. My breakfast had been ordered the night before by a nurse with no discussion with me nor did she check if I had specific dietary requirements. Much to my serious disappointment, breakfast was a pack of weetbix and a slice of white bread, neither of which I can eat as I’m wheat free! The nurse rang the kitchen at 7.30 to be told there was nothing available except custard and jelly. I think this is appalling that a meal after surgery and a choice for breakfast is so difficult to arrange. It should be a simple and better system to implement, giving patient care and satisfaction