"I had hand operation under general anestheic today"

I arrived at 8am with a pleasant welcome from nurse on reception.I was seen shortly after by a very polite person who weighed me, took blood pressure and temperature. Few minutes later doctor came and went through operation details followed by anesthetist. A very polite nurse then bought me a gown to change into along with some pre- op painkillers. Shortly after 9 I walked into theatre to be greeted by lots of jolly staff which put me totally at ease. Next thing I was waking in recovery at around 9.50. Within seconds I had a glass of water bought to me then was offered a coffee and toast.Nurse then explained how to look after my hand post op and gave me pain killers to take home. I then went home and was back in my home near Cambridge at 12.15. Fantastic staff and service from time I went in until I left. Thank you everyone

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Response from Ely Day Surgery Unit

It is lovely to hear of your positive experience at the Ely Day Surgery Unit. We do hope you are recovering well from your procedure. Please be reassured this feedback will be shared with the appropriate staff.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

pals@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

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