"Plastic Surgery Team"

About: Castle Hill Hospital

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The surgery on my nose and forehead was expertly performed by the surgeon and the nurses. The worst bit was the local anaesthetic injections, which the surgeon warned me about before he started. "This will sting!" he said. And he was perfectly correct! After that it was quite bearable. It took just over an hour to cut away the bits and pieces and then close the wounds with sutures. Stemming the flow of blood was made more difficult because of the medication I was on but it not a problem for this team, thank goodness. I was happy to hear the words: "Nearly done ..." and was soon off the operating table. Well done all round. A week or so later, on 4 Dec 2013, I returned to the hospital to have the sutures removed. I was not looking forward to this but have to say it was absolutely brilliantly completed in less than ten minutes. I must congratulate the Staff Nurse on he professionalism, cheerfulness and expertise. Thanks!

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Thank you for adding you comment to the NHS Choices website. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we will ensure that the staff concerned are made aware of these. We are pleased to read that you are recoving well from your surgery. If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members. By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose. For more information please either email your.nhs@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on (01482) 675165. If you need to discuss our services further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk as we are always striving to improve our patients experience. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local NHS services. Kind regards, Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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