"Unavoidable day out at Worthing hospital for gall..."

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I arrived at the hospital at 6,30 on Tuesday 5 November to attend castle ward in preparation for my operation I introduced myself to the nursing staff and was greeted by a lovely friendly relaxed group off nurses one off which guided me to a bed on the ward I was made comfortable and was asked a few questions on my general health and any medication I may be taking . I was then provided with a surgical gown and stockings and was asked to put them on .I was informed a surgeon and anesthesiologist would be coming to ask me a few questions and sign a form off consent for the operation. Which in due course they did I found them also to have a relaxed professional manner all off which made me feel more comfortable .i then settled back and read some pages off my book ( Into thin air. by Jon krakauer ) which helped take my mind off the operation this being my first. At 10.00 a.m I was taken thro on my bed to the surgical ward by a friendly member of the surgical ward team I was asked a few more health related questions on arrival . Then the surgeon came by to see me introduced himself to me in a friendly and very professional manner a few minutes went by and a chatty friendly anesthetize came to collect me for my operation I was taken to a small room just off the operating theatre where I was given a small injection in my left hand a small mask was placed over my nose and mouth and ?? What seemed like few minutes went by ? And I was on the recovery ward and gently being aroused from the anaesthetic within 5 to 10 min I started coming round from the operation I felt comfortable and was back on a ward bed .shortly after a nurse came to collect me and I was taken to Coombes ward on arrival I met the ward sister very professional and friendly who remembered me from a previous visit. I then phoned my wife to let her know I was fine had a sleep had a ham salad .i was feeling quite well just small discomfort from operation and asked if I could go home as I was feeling good 15 min later came back with some pain killers some good advice and said that would be fine . My lovely wife came to see me then my daughter and son In law came to collect us and we went home 8.00 p.m. 100 out off a 100 I was taken very good care off by friendly professional staff . And did not feel like number

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Response from Worthing Hospital

Thank you for your kind feedback. Here at Western Sussex Hospitals we pride ourselves on putting the patient at the heart of everything we do.We are committed to providing the patient-centred, professional care that you describe.We have passed on your comments to the departments involved in your care who will be delighted to receive it.

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