"My husbands operations at UCLH. Bless you all."

About: Royal Derby Hospital / General surgery University College Hospital / General surgery

(as a relative),

My husband was refered to UCLH in 2012 by our GP. We live in Derbyshire and unfortunatly the consultant at the time at our local hospital wouldn't attempt to do it.

The operation was very complicated but the UCLH consultant we saw said he would get a team together and do it. The operation although a success came across complications which after a few days resulted in a bowel resection. My husband spent two weeks in ICU and one on ward T9 South and the care from the consultants and nursing staff was second to none fantastic.

Last year my husband had another hernia which again would mean complicated surgery so his new consultant in Derby recommended he have it done at UCLH. He is now two weeks postop and looks a new man thanks to the professor and his team and all staff on Ward T9 South.

Bless you all.

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Response from Shaw Poxon, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on the Patient Opinion website regarding the excellent care your husband has recently received at the UCLH. Patient Opinion alerted us to this review today.

It was unfortunate that we were not able to carry out your husband's complicated and more specialised surgery here in Derby or at a more local hospital other than in London. However, we were very pleased to hear that the surgery has been so successful and that you were both happy with the care and treatment provided by the staff at the UCLH.

Once again thank you for your comments and may we also take the opportunity to wish you both very best wishes for the future.

Kind regards

Patient Experience team, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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