"First class surgery and aftercare"

About: Bmi - Goring Hall Hospital

I had double partial knee replacements at Goring Hall 2 weeks ago under the excellent care of a consultant. The surgical team, nursing staff and physiotherapists were professional, enabling and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. I was involved in the decisions about my operation in advance and during treatment and I was given the facts necessary to make an informed decision about the best treatment plan. I was a little nervous about having the spinal injection but everything was clearly explained to me and on the day the anaesthetist was very careful to ensure I knew exactly what was going on and the theatre nurse was very supportive. It was all fine. As a result of having the spinal injection(rather than a general anaesthetic) I recovered quickly on the first day in clean comfortable surroundings and was able to walk with one stick the next day, and then the following day I went home, no sticks at all and my physiotherapy appointment letter was waiting for me for an appointment a few days ahead. Quite amazing. I was given a set of exercises to do which were practised at the hospital alongside being taught how to walk up and downstairs safely) and walking goals were set.. I have done all the exercises asked of me and have built up my walking each day. On Monday (day 12 after the op) I walked the dog for 1.5 miles and today 14 days after the op I walked 5 miles in Brighton shopping, going up and down stairs,sitting down having lunch plus a walk.on the front and felt really well and strong. I am now on minimal pain relief and the knees are healing well. I am walking normally and have a new lease of life. I'm off to France for a holiday in 2 weeks. I cannot thank the consultant and all his team enough for all they have done for me and I would recommend Goring Hall to anyone having this type of operation. .Many thanks Fiona White

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Response from Bmi - Goring Hall Hospital

Dear Ms White, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled that your stay with us was positive and that you are doing well. We will share your kind feedback with the rest of the hosptial team.

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