"If hospital treatment is inevitable then..."

About: Wycombe Hospital

What I liked

I had an operation on my spine on March 24th 2010 and because I live alone I was allowed to stay in hospital for an extra two days. I had a bladder problem but this was attended to immediately. This operation was followed by a course of physiotherapy in the Haywood Unit starting on August 16th 2010.I attended twice a week for six weeks during which time I made considerable progress I became much more confident and able to look after myself. At all times I was treated with respect and good humour. The food in the surgical ward was very good but the food in the Haywood Unit was excellent. For this treatment transport was provided and I found the ambulance staff charming and most helpful, they always made sure I locked the door and that I had got the key with me and they made sure I was safely inside on my return.

During the war I remember that Stoke Mandeville Hospital was the place for spinal problems

and i had hoped that I would be sent there but from the treatment I received in Wycombe Hospital I am very pleased I wasn't.

Yours sincerely John M. Herbert

Anything else?

I am sorry that nurses do not wear uniforms that signify rank . Perhaps they do but I could not diffentiate between them so I may have unwittingly offended them.

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