"My hip replacement surgery experience"
About: Royal Stoke University Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Royal Stoke University Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics ST4 7LN
Posted by Gilbo (as ),
I had my hip replacement surgery and I must say that overall my experience was excellent.
I was under great consultancy and may I say that throughout the whole period from my initial consultancy through to being discharged following my operation I was kept fully informed of what was going on. Everything was done to ensure that I was treated as if I was a paying customer. Oh I hear you saying "but you are". Fully understand but so often we hear so many negative stories about how we are treated by our NHS.
I notice from an earlier comment that a patient was in discomfort through not being able to pass urine after his operation. I sympathise as I experienced exactly the same. However I mentioned it to the nurse that was on the ward overnight and after the running tap method failed she fitted a catheter and the discomfort disappeared.
Even the food was very good.
May I take this opportunity of thanking the whole team and all of the staff on ward 227 for the dignified and professional way in which I was treated. Having said all that I am not planning a return soon - haha!