"Elective hip replacement"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital

The target wait time of 18 weeks from first referral to hospital admission was not met, which was a shame.

Every other aspect of my elective hip replacement surgery was excellent. The three visits to Bolton One (x-ray; meeting with orthopaedic clinician; pre-op assessment) were excellent. Friendly efficient staff; pleasant surroundings; appointments all on time.

The appointments at Royal Bolton Hospital were equally efficient, well organised with friendly, motivated and efficient staff.

The operation itself and stay in Ward G5 could not have been bettered. All the staff were extremely professional and dedicated. The surgery itself, the short stay in the recovery room and the subsequent return to the ward were all handled in an excellent manner.

The nursing staff on the ward were first class - both day and night shifts. All the support staff were equally efficient and friendly. All the facilities were clean and comfortable.

Despite the work load on the ward I was able to be discharged two days after the operation.

Very impressive; thank you to everyone involved.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

We're sorry that you had to wait for this operation, but very pleased that your subsequent care was good and well organised. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your comments - thank you.

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