About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
Posted by Paul West
On Friday 11th Jan a random ultrasound scan held at Moss Grove surgery Kinver identified a 12 cm aortic aneurism. The following Tuesday I was seen by a surgeon at Stafford Hospital who advised me that he would operate as soon as possible.. Test were proceeding when on 7th Feb at lunchtime I was alarmed by an odd condition. An ambulance was called and the paramedics took me to our local hospital, Russels Hall. At 11 pm or so I was seen by a consultant at New Cross hospital who said he would speak with the surgeon and arrange for me to have an operation on Tuesday 12th Feb. In the interim I was to stay in hospital under close observation. The operation proceeded as he arranged. I cannot speak too highly of the treatment I received. The surgeon inspired the greatest confidence in me despite the obvious risks, and the subsequent treatment in intensive care, high dependency and intermediate dependency struck me as offering the highest level of courtesy and professionalism.. Nine days after the operation I could return home and except for a recent fairly vicious testicular infection have since been in reasonable health for my 81 years.