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About: St Albans City Hospital

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I attended for gall bladder removal 10 days ago and cannot praise the unit or the staff highly enough. I met all the key staff (nurse, anaesthetist, surgeon) before the operation and again afterwards, and didn't have to wait long for the procedure. Afterwards I felt very unwell for a few hours but the staff were very reassuring as well as efficient in routine checks. They did their job not only professionally but with a great deal of kindness and humanity. The ward was very clean, all procedures worked efficiently (including changing the date of the operation beforehand). Overall first rate.

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Response from St Albans City Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to add your kind comments to our NHS Choices page. We're delighted to hear that your treatment and overall experience with us was just the way you should expect, including the cleanliness of the ward. It's always gratifying to hear first-hand accounts of how our hospital staff did all they could to professionally cater for your needs, particularly when you felt unwell after your operation. We will, of course, pass on your kind comments to the staff. In the meantime, if you would be willing to nominate a particular member of staff or the team for our staff awards scheme for excellence, please do have a look at our awards page: http://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/about/staffawards/default.asp All the best with your recovery.

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