"The consultant provided me with all the..."

About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow)

What I liked

The consultant provided me with all the relevent information and support to make my decision as to whether to have a hip replacement operation. On my decision to go ahead they enabled me to be operated on in a very short timescale thus enabling my inability to work being drastically reduced to a few weeks instead of months( a real concern in these days of threatened redundancies,

This was my first experience of hospital and I found my treatment by the consultant and every other health proffessional to be superb.

I am recovering at a very rapid pace, I have had no need of any painkillers and my scar is painless and very neat.

My quality of life has already dramatically improved( after 4 weeks) and I cannot express my thanks in particular to the consultant but also to everyone else who treated me so kindly.

What could be improved

I have had no follow up re physio, but to be honest this has not really been a problem for me

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Responses

Response from Princess Alexandra Hospital

We are grateful to receive your comments and note that you were happy with the information and support provided when making your decision about your treatment.

We will feed your comments back to the Physio lead for the benefits of other patients.

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