"Getting my Parkinson's medication at the right time every time"

About: Russells Hall Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was to have a full knee replacement at my local hospital, but my major concern was that I needed to keep the regime of my Parkinson's meds going during my stay.

I discussed my needs at the pre assessment afternoon and was reassured that there would be no problem at all getting access to my drugs when I needed them. A note was made of what I needed and when I needed it, and I was told to bring my own meds with me.

In fact they were as good as their word and I was able to continue my drugs uninterrupted which took a great weight of worry from my shoulders. The care I received was fantastic and the nurses were kind, caring and considerate.

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Response from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback about your visit to our Trauma and Orthopaedics Department. We aim to offer the very best care to our patients and we are delighted to hear about your positive experience. We have passed your comments onto the team who will be very heartened by them.

Update posted by DEEJAY (the patient)

I believe in speaking as I find, and that good things that happen to us should be commended.

I was only too glad to post my feedback, but now I will go further and say that the follow up phone calls I received after my discharge from the ward were most reassuring. The first about my dressing was most opportune as I was worried that the wound was weeping. When I explained my worries I was told to come straight to the ward where a doctor would look at my wound and it would be dressed again.

The second follow up call about having the staples out and any follow up care needed was likewise reassuring.

Thank you once again.