"Expertise, care and friendliness from Rotherham Hospital"

About: Rotherham Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

As a greedy person, I have several complaints requiring visits to consultants at Rotherham General Hospital.

It was the ulcerative colitis which led to my recent hospital stay. Every attempt had been made on my behalf to bring it under control, but to no avail, so after many discussions with both the medical and sugical consultants, I decided to have an ileostomy.

A few weeks ago I was admitted to ward B4 and the next day I went down to theatre and stayed there for the next 12 hours. The concentration and dedication needed for this are beyond belief.

After all that I felt so ill the next day that I did not appreciate it one bit - but that was down to my usual reaction to an anaesthetic.

The care I received from all the staff, no matter what grade, could not have been bettered and they were always cheerful in spite of the mountains of paperwork they had to complete before leaving one patient to help another.

I was given lots of help and instuction with dealing with my new lifestyle and after 10 days I was allowed home safe in the knowledge that I had a back up to help whenever I needed it. My operation was done keyhole, so my recovery has been fast and almost pain-free.

I can't thank everyone enough for their expertise, care and friendliness during my time in hospital.

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Response from Rebecca Allinson, Associate Director, Corporate Relations, Rotherham Hospital

Thank you for your feedback.

I will make sure your comments are passed on to the appropriate team and I am sure your thanks will be greatly appreciated.

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