"Total Hip Replacemnet"

About: Darent Valley Hospital

On the 13th.June 2016 I had my second hip replacement operation at Darent Valley Hospital, the first on July 2004. This time I had a spinal injection which was better than the General Anasthetic I had before.

I was fully aware on waking, and able to have coffee and toast soon after, such a treat, takes a short time for feeling to return to legs.

I was on Cherry Ward and the staff were wonderful.

I was in a room with a toilet, which was so convenient.

I made a rapid recovery and was home in two and a half days.

Two day less than 2004 !

I was twelve years older and I had wondered how I would cope.

I had nurses come to visit me at home, they too were wonderful, so helpful.

Am taking care, and in another six weeks will be more agile.

I am pleased at the speed of my recovery as now aged 78 years . Had my check up and discharged a few days ago.

Am so pleased with the outcome and want to thank all the people involved.

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

Thank you for this wonderful review, which has been shared with the staff involved in your care. When our staff are recognised for all of their hard work and dedication, it totally reinforces why we are so very proud of them.

With best wishes

The Communications Team

Darent Valley Hospital

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