"Dealing with a Kidney Stone..."

About: Halton Hospital

While having a kidney stone removed by ureterscopy isn't on my top 10 life pleasures, I have to say that I was extremely happy with my time in Halton as a day patient having just that done. I was in ward B4 and found that all the staff were efficient and professional while being kind and considerate. I felt I was treated with respect. I arrived at 7 30, was on my way to the operating theatre by 9 and back on the ward, problem resolved, by 10 15. I would like to thank the doctor and his team for successfully performing the operation and the anaesthetists for keeping me safe and pain free. I think the prospect of the anaesthetic worried me more than the actual operation which, considering what they have to do to you, is quite something. I would have liked to have thanked the doctor personally but I realise that doctors are busy people and he probably had more important things to do. I do hope someone can pass my thanks to him. A week after the operation, apart from the odd stinging sensation, I am pretty much back to normal and fit. Many thanks to all concerned with my treatment while at Halton. I did like the calm atmosphere of the hospital.

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Response from Halton Hospital

We would agree that it's certainly not one of life's top 10 pleasures - but at the same time are really pleased to hear that it went as well as it could do! We'll make sure that your thanks are passed on to the entire team at Halton for you. Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments.

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