"Very good experience, apart from the appendicitis...."
About: East Surrey Hospital East Surrey Hospital Redhill RH1 5RH
Posted by BJ Hawtin
What I liked
Entered A&E Saturday 8th Sept 2012 - lunchtime. Admitted within 15 mins even though busy with sports injuries. Triage nurse reacted quickly when I felt faint. Abdominal pain symptoms. A&E doctor gave me a run down of possibilities and what tests. Delayed scans because of volume of patients (those sports injuries again), but in SAU by tea time. Suspected appendicitis. Surgical team visited and booked me in for surgery Sunday am. SAU team were great under the trying circumstances they have, particularly one nurse from Woverhanpton. Didn't get her name.
Surgey on time, Surgical team, Anesthetic team and proters were all brilliant. Taken to Brook Ward for recovery. Again exceptionally good care and accomodation. aprt from some bland and lukewarm food (Again, I appreciate the difficulties). Discharged monday afternoon. Staf were attentive and very good to me.
Please pass on huge thanks to A&E, SAU, Surgical team and Brook Ward for all they did...
What could be improved
Food could have been improved, but its a quibble