directed to do so by the NHS helpline staff, and I was shocked by how dirty and dilapidated the department was and by the lack of information and communication from the staff. A staff member directed me to the wrong waiting area and thereby extended my wait unnecessarily by at least an extra hour.
the recovery area, when a nurse told me that I needed to move to a different area and look at me like I was dirt for asking if they could please take my bag (which we were asked to bring in case we had to be admitted to a ward) because I had been told by another nurse that I must not lift it in case of bursting my stitches.
my experience was not that good, as they discovered post-surgery that there was a problem with the cannula and I was not getting fluids; this meant that despite being the first person into surgery in the morning, I was the last person to recover sufficiently to be allowed home. During that day, I heard another patient being told that their cannula was also not working; and I witnessed an hour-long 'hunt the drug cupboard key' session in which all of the staff were preoccupied with that rather than the patients' care.