"This is how it should be done!"

About: Hospital Of St Cross (Rugby)

I was a patient on Cedar Ward for my TKR on Monday 24 November and returned home on Thursday 27 November. All the way through, from my initial appointment earlier in the year with the doctor to my stay on Cedar Ward I was treated as a person and not a hospital number! Every single member of staff, cleaners, HCAs, nursing staff, physios and doctors were absolutely superb. Questions were answered, fears put to rest and everything was done to ensure comfort and speedy recovery of the patient. I really can't praise you enough. I was also impressed with the compassion shown to an older lady in my bay who had broken her hip after suffering a fall. Initially she was very confused and didn't want to eat and was treated so kindly and gently with a member of staff sitting and feeding her. With such loving care after a couple of days she was feeding herself. And this is what nursing should be!! If one hospital can do this so well then surely it's not rocket science for this to be held up as an example to others. I have only one small area of concern which I don't want to air publicly but would be happy to speak about with the Ward Manager.

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Response from Hospital Of St Cross

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent Total Knee Replacement and your experience on Cedar Ward at the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby in November 2014. I am delighted that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received. It is wonderful to hear that staff made the procedure and stay as comfortable as possible for you, whilst putting your fears at ease. One of our Trust values is compassion, so it is very pleasing to hear that you saw our staff being compassionate and caring not only with yourself but with other patients in your bay. We would be grateful to hear from you about the small area of concern you had, as all feedback, positive or negative, is vital to us understanding what is important to our patients and how we can improve our services. If you would like to give us more feedback about your experience please contact the Trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 028 4203. If you would prefer to contact us by e-mail, our address is feedback@uhcw.nhs.uk Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: - PALS University Hospital Clifford Bridge Road Coventry CV2 2DX The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand our patients’ experiences, and please be assured your kind comments will be shared with the relevant staff. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Communications Team University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust Telephone: 0800 028 4203

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