"The Orthopaedic Department has been of..."

About: Derriford Hospital

What I liked

The Orthopaedic Department has been of great help to me over the past months, and somewhat of an inspiration.

I had a surgery on my ankle and then tore a meniscus!

They were super all the way through diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation

They helped me with my gait and poise even recommending some self help materials.

5 Stars +

What could be improved

Communication in the Operating Theatre waiting area.

Most of us waiting for a surgery were left wondering when we'd be operated on.

The wait was so boring and I would have brought a laptop to work on had I know it was going to take so long.

For a large meniscal tear that was really painful the consult to scalpel time was way too long

Anything else?

Everything was, in the main superb and I'm happy to be walking without crutches again

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