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About: Frenchay Hospital Frenchay Hospital Bristol BS16 1JE
Posted by Stella
I was diagnosed with a very large meningioma in May 2012, and admitted in the June. My surgeon explained everything to me extremely thoroughly. He was as reassuring as possible given the circumstances, and left me in no doubt that he is an expert in his field. I was admitted in rather a hurry due to having a seizure, and the A&E team were wonderful, not just looking after me promptly, but reassuring my elderly parents. My surgeon oversaw my earlier-than-planned admission, and made me feel at ease, despite my tumour being of life-threatening size. The nursing staff on the wards could not have been more caring, even when they were obviously very busy. Post op I was in Intensive Care for a while, I'm not sure exactly how long for, and even in my heavily medicated state I was amazed at how clean the ICU was! Back on the 'normal' wards the standard of cleanliness was just as high, and I noticed how thorough the staff were in communicating with each other, particularly at shift changeover. I would not hesitate to recommend Frenchay Hospital as a centre of excellence.