"Gallbladder removal 15th November 2013"

About: Southend Hospital

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I had my gallbladder removed yesterday afternoon at Southend University Hospital and I cant praise all the staff highly enough. From the admissions nurse to the anaesthetist and the surgeon they were absolutely brilliant. I was able to leave hospital the evening of the op after I had something to eat and managed to do a wee, thanks to the ward nurse I got to spend the night in my own bed. I am feeling little pain, although I am having paracetamol every 4 hours or so just to make sure and the incisions are glued together so no annoying stitches. The gallstone that was removed with the bladder was the size of a golfball and I am so glad it has gone. If anyone is hesitant about having this op, dont be, it is worth a bit of discomfort to know that the pesky gallbladder is gone. Thank you again all at Southend Hospital.

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Response from Steve McEwen, Patient Experience Lead, Patient Liaison, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Steve,

Many thanks for your feedback. I am pleased that your experience was so positive and I would like to wish you a speedy recovery.

I will pass your comments to the team involved who I am sure will be thrilled to learn of them.

Kind regards

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Response from Southend Hospital

Many thanks for your kind feedback. I am pleased that your operation went smoothly and your stay with us was a positive one. I will pass your comments to the teams involved who I am sure will be thrilled with the feedback. I hope you continue to make a good recovery and if you do need any assistance then please contact our PALS team on pals@southend.nhs.uk Kind regards Steve McEwen, Patient Experience Lead

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