"Bev Stokes Day Case Unit- lumbar microdiscectomy"

About: Northern General Hospital

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On 8th July I was admitted for a right sided Lumbar Discectomy, as a day case, this I gather was only the second one to be carried out on the unit. I have to say the staff were exemplary, kindness personified, even after explaining I was a registered nurse( this is normally met by a frosty reception). The communication was excellent with my husband being able to ask questions about the timing of the surgery, what to expect & how he could help in my recovery! I recovered relatively quickly within 2 hours I was mobilising, 2 hours later I was discharged home, couldn't wait to get home, as sitting was uncomfortable & laying down not easy on the reclining chairs, the information post operatively I received in both written & verbal format, as after anaesthetic you are a little groggy, having information about who to call and what to look out for are always helpful.

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Response from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Angela

Thank you for giving us your feedback on your recent surgery at the Bev Stokes Day Case Unit and I am pleased you had such a positive experience.

I will pass your comments onto the staff involved and hope you continue to make a good recovery

Response from Northern General Hospital

Dear Angela. Thank you for taking the time to give us your kind comments on your experience at the Northern General Hospital. Staff always welcome positive feedback and I will ensure your comments are passed on to those involved. I hope you continue to make a good recovery following your Lumbar Discectomy. Thank you again

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