"The pre op consultation with the..."

What I liked

The pre op consultation with the anaethetist and surgeon who explained all the procedures in simple terms.

The nurses were caring and professional

What could be improved

The liaison between the ward and the x ray dept / doctor

Anything else?

I was told by the consultant on the morning after my operation that I could go home later that day once I had been x rayed and a doctor had checked the x ray...until then everything had run smoothly.I sat and waited from 10 am to 8 pm (x ray about mid afternoon) and they seemed to have lost the doctor who should have signed me out...at 8 pm they decided it would be best for me to stay in another night as the doctor was too busy in A&E..this took the gloss off what until then had been a reasonably happy experience.

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