"total hip replacement in Derwent Suite"

About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital

I would like to thank all the staff on the Derwent suite for the wonderful care I received during my hip replacement on 25th April 2016.

I had never stayed in hospital or had any form of operation and was feeling anxious, but from the moment I arrived to when I left I was put at ease by the thoughtful, caring, cheerful and supportive staff.

I feel it is important to give the Derwent team praise where it is due, so thank you once again.

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Response from Royal Bournemouth General Hospital

Dear ‘carolM’

We are pleased to hear that your hip replacement at the Derwent Suite went well and you felt well supported by the staff.

I will be pleased to pass on your kind comments to the Sister to share with the rest of the staff at the Derwent.

I know they will appreciate hearing that the care and cheerful support they gave was able to relieve your anxiety about the operation and stay in hospital.

I wish you a speedy recovery and hope you are back on your feet and fully mobile soon.


Sue Mellor

Head of Patient Engagement