"My hernia operation"

About: Harmoni / NHS 111 St George's Hospital (Tooting) / General surgery

(as the patient),

I gave myself a hernia one Thursday in July messing round with an abs wheel. On the following Saturday morning I called 111. They were excellent and got me an out-of-hours GP appointment at the Harmoni Clinic at St Georges Hospital a few hours later. I turned up at St Georges and was seen punctually. The GP diagnosed a para-umbilical hernia and asked me to go back to the waiting room. Within an hour I was seen by a couple of surgeons. Being unable to push it back in they advised I would undergo an operation the next day. Within a few hours I was in a bed on the Cavell ward in St Georges hospital. The staff in the Cavell Ward were excellent and made my stay very comfortable. The next day I underwent the operation successfully, and again everyone involved was very helpful, informative and efficient. The next day my wife went into labour and came to St Georges to give birth! I was still in the Cavell ward when she arrived but the staff discharged me swiftly so that I would not miss the birth of my daughter - I cannot thank them enough for this! Six weeks on my hernia seems fully healed. I am astounded by how efficiently and effectively this was dealt with - I had the op within 3 days of getting the hernia! A fantastic service all round - thank you!


Response from St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thanks very much for taking the time to post your feedback about your experience at St George’s Hospital. Your kind comments will be passed onto Cavell ward and surgery management

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