Chedworth Suite Staff
A variety of people will be responsible for your care whilst in hospital. Some of the staff you may come in contact with while on Chedworth Suite are: -
Sister: - Navy blue dress / tunic / trousers.
Staff Nurse: - Blue and white striped dress / tunic and navy trousers.
Nursing Auxiliaries: - Green striped dress / tunic and navy trousers.
Domestics Staff: - Pale green and white striped dress / tunic and trousers.
Consultant Ward Rounds / When will I see a Doctor?
The surgeon, one of their team of doctors, or specialist nurse will come round to see you before surgery. They will explain the procedure to you and ask you to sign a consent form. This is the form you sign to say you are happy to go ahead with the surgery. You may also have an arrow drawn on you to indicate where surgery is to be done. Gynaecological patients will generally see a doctor prior to discharge, other patients will not routinely see a doctor, but will be discharged by the day unit nurses. If the doctor wants to see you again, the nurses will ensure you are given a follow-up appointment in the correct out-patient clinic.
An anaesthetist will also see you before you go to theatre to make sure you are fit for your anaesthetic. They will also prescribe pain killers and anti-sickness medication if required.
We do understand that coming in to hospital can be a stressful time for both patients and their families. The unit is often busy and we see many patients on the unit in any one day. We believe, as nurses, that it is our role to support patients and their families, to respect their decisions, to keep them informed and act as their advocate while in hospital. If you are unhappy or concerned about any aspect of your care as a patient, or of a relative, please speak to a member of staff who should be able to answer your questions, keep you informed and reassure you.
We do not have medicine rounds on the unit. You will be given pain relief if you require it after surgery. Although some discomfort may be experienced following surgery, our aim is to relieve any pain to a level that is acceptable to you. Please do not be afraid to say if you are in pain, it is our job to make you comfortable and help you recover quickly. Painkillers may also be prescribed for you to take home. It may be useful to purchase some painkillers such as Paracetamol and keep at home prior to your hospital admission.