"A modern hospital working well."

About: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

What I liked

I recently visited the hospital suffering from stomach pain. The Registrar very easily diagnosed peritonitis and said she would operate that day. I was seen several times by the Doctor who was most thorough and curteous.

It turned out that I had a ruptured and gangrenous appendix and this was removed using Laproscopy. I left hospital after little more than 48 hours and am recuperating well at home.

All the staff were friendly , curteous and professional. I would like to thank the staff nurse in particular.

Astonishingly the food was actually quite good.

What could be improved

A busy hospital is always quite noisy at night making it difficult to get an uninterrupted sleep, not much can be done about this I fear.

Anything else?

My experience was of the improvements in medicine that have taken place in recent years. The ability to remove a burst appendix and have the patient walk out in two days is remarkable and short stays really will help to keep costs down.

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Response from Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Thanks very much for letting us know. Pleased to hear your operation went well and you were up and about after two days. We'll pass your kind comments on the staff.