new adult ward in uk/ transition from childrens.

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   Posted 8/4/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
hi everyone i'm a new member, so you'l have to bear with me lol :)
i know the transition from childrens to adult is scary and rubbish as no one seems to get it as well as they did when on the childrens, i thought it would be difficult and it was at first, although the staff were really good the ward was rubbish, two cubicles between god knows how many patients wanting to come in, well i made my transition early when only 16 due to conflict with previous childrens ward.
anyway, i'v been here now for four years and they have finally raised the money to open a cystic fibrosis ward, and i have to say well done it is fantastic, staff that know what your talking about, and the rooms well i was gobsmacked when i first saw it, each room has:
*it's own 40" flatscreen lcd t.v with freeview
*each room has an individual theme (mine right now is carribiean islands)
*free internet connection
*wii fit
*large desktop computer
*laminate flooring
*all have their own bathrooms
*fridge for snacks and meds
*key card entrance so that no just anyone can walk in.
it is the most comfortable i'v been in all 20 yrs of being in and out of hospital.

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   Posted 8/7/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah i got a new one two there great aint they. I'm in the uk an new to this as well. where about are you?

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   Posted 8/8/2010 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 8/8/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Midge, I have a feeling I know exactly what hospital you're in.......Until Wednesday, I was in the Paris themed room, it was sooooooo relaxing and absolutely stunning!!!!!
It is a brand new ward, half has been paid by the hospital trust, the other half have been raised by our CF unit, they have done the best job imaginable. I actually didn't want to leave!!
You are right, the transisition from childrens to adults was the scariest move in the world. I moved over when I was 18........So 6 years ago. This is the first time I have felt comfortable in hospital, and not actually wanting to jump out of the window or hang myself or something. Last time I was on the old ward, over a year ago, I swore I was neevr going back on that ward as tbh it was dangerous and horrible.
They have brought over the best of the staff from our old ward, everyone is so happy and cheerful and actually wanting to be there. It makes such a huge difference!
Also on offer is woodwork, art therapy, reflexology/massage/reiki. There is a gym on the ward, though I never got to use it, used old gym and got a thorough battering everyday. It was hard work at the time, but I'm feeling so much better for it.
Ivy-yes this is NHS, and it's in the same hospital as before, just round the corner! This has being a long time coming, a very long time coming. The ward has been built to specifications with imput from staff and most importantly patients. It is honestly like a hotel, infact if you ignore the drugs, it actually pretty much is a hotel. Every hospital ward, where there will be long term, recurrent patients, should be like this.
The staff were singing to me in a morning on request, because they are that happy in their jobs, this has been the best thing for me. Thye clean the rooms every single day, and it's not just a little flick of the mop, it's a proper clean. Sheets changed every day without having to beg-it's just done!
I was really worried about going in again, even though it was to the new ward. Home IV's just haven't been doing the trick though really. It was another patient who convinced me that actually the new ward was great, and Id be ok. I'm glad they did, as I know now, I am going to be in a comfortable and most importantly SAFE and CLEAN hospital, where I'll get looked after. I've seriosuly come out on top of the world after this admission. :)
Hope you're getting better in hosp hun, and you're not enjoying it toooo much ;)
Gem x
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   Posted 12/1/2010 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
its the northern general in sheffield.
yeah gemsi glad your feeling better about your stays in hospital, having cystic fibrosis you cant really not get used to it, i was due home today to carry on my i.v's at home but the snow has stopped that and im gutted, i recently got a little kitten an this is the first time i'v left him, he's safe cos my partner is looking after him but i hate being away from either of them, it wasn't as bad when i was younger as there was the school room at the childrens but now i get bored easily and i like to wander round but its not that easy when its so cold outside, it takes my breath away too much to spend any time outside.
i had a scare last week the doctor thought my lung had partially collapsed, i had an x-ray an i'v just got plurecy and should be over it when my infection goes, the winter is so evil, i'v had 5 colds in the past 2 months, now i'v got a really chesty cough which i always get after cold but its a nightmare.
hope your well now though, its not good to be rubbish over christmas

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   Posted 12/2/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hehe, yep, that's exactly the hospital I thought :)
It sucks that you're stuck there, I'm in Doncaster so the trip in any bad weather conditions tends to be a hard one. I think we've gained like another 2 inches of snow or something today too, so it's not getting better.:(
I'm absolutely full of cold, on top of chest infection that I've been doing my best to ignore. Being all sensible and stuff, I also thought on top of this it would be a good idea to spend a few hours snowboarding with friends. I was ok at the time, but my lungs now feel like a fire is lit inside them and I really cannot stop coughing every other breath in-ooopppss.
Was also supposed to be up at Jessops yesterday-but couldn't get, meaning IVF been put back till end of Jan, and today I was supposed to be at NGH to see psychiatrist and that failed.
Snow boardings fun, but I really hate this weather!!
Hope you've got plueresy sorted, I've had it a couple of times, and I know it can be very painful.
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