"Day Surgery - Hysteroscopy/Polpectomy"
About: St Albans City Hospital St Albans City Hospital St. Albans AL3 5PN
Attended Day Surgery for hysteroscopy/polpectomy. Superb service. Was seen promptly and led to individual screened cubicle with trolley, chair and large plastic box for belongings. Was seen by registrar, anaesthetist and nursing staff who were all excellent. Details double-checked by various staff members and ample opportunity given to ask questions. Changed into gown, compression socks and paper knickers and taken on trolley to Anaesthetic room where oxygen was given while cannula was inserted to administer the general anaesthetic. Details checked again and all questions answered. Short operation and woke up in the recovery room in gown, with pad in place for bleeding, less than an hour later. Taken back to the same screened cubicle and given hot drink, water and hot toast (biscuits if preferred). Blood pressure was checked, had discussion with discharge nurses about the op, changed back into clothes, went to loo (they need to ensure you've eaten and been to the loo before you're discharged) and waited in Discharge waiting room for lift back home. Back home four hours later. In summary, a very slick, professional and friendly service. Privacy and dignity maintained at all times. A Gold Star service.