"Day surgery unit"

About: Harrogate District Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

I had an operation for a Dupuytren's contracture yesterday.

I was dealt with very quickly and efficiently by all the staff/consultants from admission to when I left.

I was kept fully informed all the way through and checked many times to ensure that I was the right person having the correct operation and the hand marked appropriately to ensure that the correct hand/finger was operated upon.

I was given and explained a discharge letter being advised where to contact in the event of a problem after I left.

I have had absolutely no pain and apart from a slight sore throat I am perfectly OK - thanks to all.

Also many thanks to the pre-operation assessment team who were extremely efficient and friendly - even got a cup of tea as I arrived early as I hate being late.

I hope that the staff know how much a difference they make by their friendly approach that must be genuine as it couldn't be put on.

Well done to all.

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Response from Communications and Marketing Manager, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Hello - many thanks for your positive comments, I'll make sure to pass them on to the teams involved in your care.

I am pleased to see you're recovering well.