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Overnight Stay in Public Hospital. What can we expect?

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 3:23pm
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Simon 135

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Grateful for any advice/info from people who have had an overnight stay in a Spanish hospital on what we can expect, as have procedure coming up next month in Sant Joan D'Alacant. Is there a secure locker for personal belongings when in theatre, visiting etc? 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:02pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:02pm

There are no secure lockers. The best advice is not take anything valuable with you. Rings if they can be removed should be, and, depending on the procedure non removable ones can be taped. Expect little more than basic care and be delighted if it exceeds that. 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:30pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:30pm

All your belongings will be put in a cupboard or wardrobe in your (Shared) room.

Your healthcare will be first class but don't expect to have any quiet times during your stay, day or night. Food is absolutely diabolical!!!

Steve 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:48pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:48pm

My wife's been in twice, not in Sant Joan but Torrevieja. Private en suite room, valuables (just her rings and I took her watch home) kept by the medical staff and returned after the procedures.

As Tebo says, food is terrible and they stick to Spanish meal times. I would take stuff in for my wife including a flask of tea. First time was liquids only so, to avoid the rather greasy fish water, I would take a flask of tomato soup in as well. 

Care and service was top notch in both cases. 

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:34pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:34pm

wrypop wrote on Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:02pm:

There are no secure lockers. The best advice is not take anything valuable with you. Rings if they can be removed should be, and, depending on the procedure non removable ones can be taped. Expect little more than basic care and be delighted if it exceeds that. 

Thanks. Very helpful.

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Simon 135

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:35pm

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:35pm

tebo53 wrote on Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:30pm:

All your belongings will be put in a cupboard or wardrobe in your (Shared) room.

Your healthcare will be first class but don't expect to have any quiet times during your stay, day or night. Food is absolutely diabolical!!!

Steve 

Thank you! Suppose the medical treatment is the main thing so very reassuring.

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Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:37pm

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marcliff wrote on Fri Feb 16, 2024 6:48pm:

My wife's been in twice, not in Sant Joan but Torrevieja. Private en suite room, valuables (just her rings and I took her watch home) kept by the medical staff and returned after the procedures.

As Tebo says, food is terrible and they stick to Spanish meal times. I would take stuff in for my wife including a flask of tea. First time was liquids only so, to avoid the rather greasy fish water, I would take a flask of tomato soup in as well. ...

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Care and service was top notch in both cases. 

Seems like a picnic and buying a flask needs to be on the to do list. Very helpful ans thank you.

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:10am

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Simon 135 wrote on Fri Feb 16, 2024 8:35pm:

Thank you! Suppose the medical treatment is the main thing so very reassuring.

Hello

After several stays in Torrevieja Hospital over many years  I can assure you the medical care is the most inportant thing.

 Its not a restaurant ,but you can survive on the food on offer, albeit tasteless (no seasoning)  but  help with eating & washing /toilet facilities are often left to visitors to help out. Dont have high expectations regarding 

'bedside manner' of staff but medical procedures are carried out, in my experience , quickly &  efficiently  

Cheers

Elinspain

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:39pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:39pm

My 90 something yo mother has been in Denia hospital twice, broken hip, then cellulitis. Private room c/w en-suite, first stay three weeks. It is still expected here that family will do much of the day to day care, although not medical! I stayed there in her room the first time, and the second time just spent the days ther, returning home after she had settled for the night.

There was always an Auxiliar available if one was needed, and they came and professionally washed and turned her, which I am not trained to do. The medical care was excellent on both occasions, although on the second stay, there were noticeably less staff available for routine tasks and replies to the intercom were less rapid. The food was acceptable, although not brilliant, but suitable for elderly patient with swallowing problems and physically weak.

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:49pm

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Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2024 1:49pm

elinspain wrote on Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:10am:

Hello

After several stays in Torrevieja Hospital over many years  I can assure you the medical care is the most inportant thing.

 Its not a restaurant ,but you can survive on the food on offer, albeit tasteless (no seasoning)  but  help with eating & washing /toilet facilities are often left to visitors to help out. Dont have high expectations regarding 

'bedside manner' of staff but medical procedures are carried out, in my experience , quickly &  efficiently  

Cheers

Elinspain

Thank you. Very helpful and reassuring.

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