"Fantastic care for knee replacements"

About: Russells Hall Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

In the last twelve months, I have had both knees replaced at Russells Hall hospital. The care before, during and after was first class. I had problems with my spine and the care that was taken by the nurses that saw me in assessment and the nurses on the ward after my operation was the best that I could have received.

The surgical team were excellent and were very mindful of my needs and every care was taken to see to my well being. I was visited by the one of the team after my operations to see that all was well and that I was comfortable and satisfied at what I had done. The nurses on the ward during my after care were attentive to the needs of the patients.

The cleaning staff were always cheerful and kept the ward up to a high standard. The food was well cooked and hot we can all complain about hospital food but considering the the quantity the quality was ok. The Physiotherapy was very good and every care was taken to help your recovery. Gail Parsons and her team did an excellent job before and after my operations. My thanks to all concerned. Special thanks to Mr. Clare, Dr. Funkel and Dr. Danks.

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Response from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for giving us wonderful feedback about your stay before, during and after your knee surgery.

We know that having an operation can be a daunting experience so we are glad to hear how well our staff were able to put you at ease and made you feel as comfortable as possible during your stay with us.

We aim to offer the highest standards of care and receiving your glowing feedback is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team in Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Our catering team will also be grateful to receive your feedback as we are in the process of updating our menus, taking into account patient feedback, and so it is good to see we are moving in the right direction.

We always appreciate receiving comments about the cleanliness of our hospital as infection control is one of our quality priorities and is very important to us.

We have passed your lovely comments onto the named staff involved in your care and also to the rest of the team. We wish you all the best for the future.