"Achilles Debridement and care/aftercare"
About: Grantham & District Hospital / General surgery Grantham & District Hospital General surgery NG31 8DG
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Overall, I received excellent care whilst attending day surgery for the above operation. All of the team from the day ward, to the theatre and recovery room were all very professional, attentive and caring - a great team.
My only concern is with the physiotherapy team who I feel, in hindsight, should have offered more guidance on being non weight bearing, along with a holistic assessment. This would have given them insight in to my home situation, we do not all have family around us or partners to help in such situations.
I feel that if I had been loaned minor equipment such as a perching stool, shower stool or bath seat then my struggles would have been minimised. I have found it extremely difficult managing independently on one leg.
Equipment minimises risk which in turn prevents injury and readmission which we should be aiming for so as not to incur further expense to our NHS
Again I would like to reiterate that my experience recently and also previously at the endoscopy ward has been excellent.