"Consultant Gynaecologist"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital

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I attended Wythenshawe Hospital for a hysterectomy and anterior repair, i was extremely pleased that my surgery went ahead on the planned day, and i was discharged on day 3 post op. I was under the care of a surgeon who performed my surgery I would like to send my appreciation and thanks to him, an excellent surgeon. The only negative points i have are the gynae ward toilets often had bedpans with urine left in situ, as needed to be seen/tested by nurses, As well as unnamed and unhygienic it was also unpleasant to see, maybe the patient could have a paper cover with their name on, and be advised to place in sluice when ready. My last point is i felt my pain relief despite requesting was unmanaged and inadequate at times. Maybe a more regular record of pain score following pain relief would be beneficial to future patients. Also when a patient is still complaining of pain following pain relief a review of further relief or increasing dose should be undertaken. I have had 3 children normal deliveries with gas & air and pethidine so do not feel like my pain threshold was low but i can say that post op following above surgery I was in pain. I understand that wards are busy but none the less with the above improvements I would highly recommend.

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices website. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your comments. Unfortunately we will be unable to pass on your compliment to the surgeon as we cannot identify him without a patient name. Please be assured that your comments concerning arrangements on the ward and those concerning pain relief will be passed to the appropriate departments for information. Please do not hesitate to contact the Patient Experience Dept on 0161 291 5600 or via email to pls@uhsm.nhs.uk if we can be of further assistance or if you would like to us to forward your comments to the surgeon involved in your care Kind regards Patient Experience Dept UHSM

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