"Emergency Triple AAA repair"

About: Cheltenham General Hospital

I was diagnosed with a ruptured triple A in Swindon and was transferred under blue lights to CGH where the vascular team was waiting for me and I was swiftly prepped and into surgery. I was apparently very close to not surviving but happily for me after seven hours of surgery and two days in HDU the superb skill and care I received pulled me through. I didn't know much about it for obvious reasons but my wife commented on how well I was looked after and the constant monitoring by the nurses in the HDU. I cannot speak highly enough about the care I received. I then spent 5 days in Guiting ward and again the nursing staff were superb. I was given all the relevant information and medication I needed on discharge.My only criticism of my stay in CGH was the food. It was probably nutritious but for me it was not very palatable. This was a very minor consideration and did not detract from my admiration of the care I recieved.

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Response from Cheltenham General Hospital

Hi there, Thank you very much for sharing this feedback. Sorry to hear about your emergency procedure, though it's good to hear you were so well cared for at our hospital. We will pass your comments on to the departments you have mentioned. If you'd like to feedback your thoughts on more specific areas of your care, for example the food, then it would be great if you were able to get in touch with our patient liaison (PALS) team who can pass this on to the relevant area? You can find out more about contacting PALS here: http://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/en/Contact-Us/Contact-Us/ Many thanks again The team at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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