"Hysterectomy and Prolapse bladder repair"

About: Tameside General Hospital

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I had been seeing my consultant for a number of years but my prolapse worsened and I had to go in for surgery. I arrived at the hospital at 7.30am on the day of my op, I waited 9 hours before my surgery which for me was a traumatic experience, sitting there getting more and more worried! I had my op with a spinal block but was awake during the procedure, not as bad as I thought! Ladies, if you are scarred of this don't be it was fine. My Consultant is a caring, professional surgeon, the staff on the Women's Health Unit were great, my only worry was that because I was admitted on the enhanced recovery scheme, my vaginal pack was taken out at 6am the same time as all the other ladies who had had surgery the previous day. I was not taken back to ward til 7pm whilst others had been there since lunch time. I felt it perhaps should have been left in longer? It bled a bit after pack was taken out and this frightened me. I was discharged after 2 days in hospital however again with no information leaflet regarding the bladder repair, I have had to look up on the Internet about recovery times and what to expect as I am still in slight discomfort I didn't know whether this was normal.

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Response from John Goodenough, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience via the Patient Opinion website. Please accept my apologies for the delay in your surgery, however it is pleasing to note that the staff and surgeon were caring and professional. I am sorry you didn’t receive an information leaflet. Please contact Women’s Health Unit on 0161 922 6201 to discuss any worries you may have.

Thank you again for choosing TGH.

Kind regards

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved? Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at

john.goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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Response from Tameside General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience via the Patient Opinion website. Please accept my apologies for the delay in your surgery, however it is pleasing to note that the staff and surgeon were caring and professional. I am sorry you didn’t receive an information leaflet. Please contact Women’s Health Unit on 0161 922 6201 to discuss any worries you may have. Thank you again for choosing TGH. Kind regards John Goodenough Director of Nursing Would you like to help the hospital to improve its services further? We are currently looking for patients and carers to become involved in a development called “Patient Stories”. We want to know more about our services from the point of view of those who received them – what was good, bad, what could be improved, what should be changed. Want to know more about what’s involved? Please contact John Goodenough, Director of Nursing at john.goodenough@tgh.nhs.uk

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