"I was made to feel relaxed and in great care"

About: City Hospital campus / General surgery

(as the patient),

In August I had to go into the Gilles ward at Notts city hospital.. I was absolutely petrified having never been in hospital for anything in my life, I'm extremely scared of needles and pain full stop.. I had to go into hospital for surgery on my leg having had an accident and cutting my leg open..

The moment I walked into the city hospital the staff were so friendly and especially on the Gilles ward.. From the reception to the nurses to the surgeon I was made to feel relaxed and in great care this put my nerves at ease.. The nurses were lovely and the man who took me to and from theatre was a really caring man who could see how frightened I was..

After the surgery I was so scared to look at my leg as the wound beforehand was pretty awful and I thought my leg would never look the same again... 3 weeks later I plucked up the courage to look at my injury, I very surprised to see just how well my wound had healed, the scar has healed well and quickly. The 5cm gash I had was now a neat also invisible scar.

I cannot thank the staff enough for how well I was treated that day and how well my leg has been repaired, I would like to say a huge thank you for putting up with me and getting me better fast!

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to share details of your surgery and recovery Jessica. I have passed your kind words on to everyone on Gillies Ward. We are all pleased to hear you were pleased with your care and hear about your speedy recovery. Wishing you well.

Stephanie Beasley-Thompson

Clinical Lead, Cancer and Associated Specialties