About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
Posted by Jane Lee
From my initial consultation following an ultra sound scan which diagnosed gall bladder problems, to the actual day of operation, I cannot praise the hospital enough.
All staff including the receptionist, nurses, anaesthetists and surgeons made me feel happy and cared for and relieved any initial worries I had. Both surgeons and anaesthetists popped into my room at the start to discuss procedures and potential problems that could possibly occur, and after the operation the surgeons visited me again to check all was ok. The nurse assigned to me was friendly and caring and ensured I was well looked after throughout my short stay. Although I was a day patient, there was no pressure to leave before I felt ready and when my husband came to collect me he was able to park outside the Brunel building with no parking cost.
I found the single room I was assigned clean, warm and comfortable. The nurse's station was nearby so I never felt isolated but could close the door for privacy and quiet if I wanted.
On leaving the hospital I felt I had had a very positive experience and was well informed about my recovery.
My sincere thanks to all the team involved in my care.