"Left Total Knee Replacement September 2014"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital

The recent operation to replace my left knee was carried out in the most professional and caring way. From the initial pre-operation assessment and subsequent meeting with am anesthetist at Bolton 1, right up to admission into the hospital the following week I was treated in the most exceptional way and cannot express my appreciation enough. Having had my other knee replaced seven years ago I knew that the pain would be severe, but the pain control exercised by the staff on G5 ward was wonderful. I was admitted on time to a clean ward with the bed already prepared. The ward nursing staff, pharmacist, porters and medical staff treated me very well indeed and catered for all my needs in the most pleasant way. I was operated on within 4 hours of admission and was back in the ward with the operation completed within a further 2 hours. Amazing! The following day, assisted by the physiotherapist, I was walking with a walking frame. the next day I was walking with crutches and the following day I was discharged to return home. I have no hesitation in recommending the hospital for anyone needed similar treatment and cannot thank all the staff enough for the care and consideration given to me. The hospital should be very proud of its staff and its ability to provide the kind of service that I received. Thank you.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

That's great to hear that your operation went smoothly and you were well looked after by our staff. I will pass your comments on to the department. Good luck with the rest of your recovery.

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