"Orthopaedics - Ankle fusion"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital

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I am now week 3 after having my ankle fused Was really happy with medical staff at Wythenshawe Hospital - As I had other medical problems it was hit and miss if I could have the operation- so was kept in the loop by the booking clerk - had a quite few check ups at pre op, thanks to the nurse for all their help + support Like the way things are done now that everyone having surgery that day all go to the same place, you don't have to hang around a ward waiting for your time to go down to theater you can sit with others waiting for their op. Finally had the operation wasn't as sickly as I usually am after having a general anesthetic due to a great anesthetist who listened to me, Happy with the surgery so far as in less pain already - Thank you for your time and skill. I have no complaints about any staff everyone worked hard and did what they could in this day of paperwork over care - I felt like I was given the care and support I needed. My only complains about Wythenshawe Hospital are which I am sorry to state Car parking fee's £3 every visit, which I have had to pay as I can't walk any distance, doesn't sound a lot but as a single working parent on low wage it was expensive - the car parks are not even in a good state of repair !! don't know how you justify the charge. Food - porridge was stodgy packet ready break - packet soup - frozen soggy veg- plastic looking meat/fish everything apart from Jacket potatoes was processed - for a hospital promoting health care its disgusting, It would surely be healthier/ tastier and cheaper if food was cooked on the premises with local fresh food?? I had to get family to bring me in food for my 3 day stay.

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices Website. Your compliments will be passed to the department concerned, where staff are always grateful when a patient takes the time to register their appreciation. YOur comments regarding both the care parking facilities and the food provision will also be passed to the appropriate departments for condsideration - all feedback, where necessary is used to implement change. Please don't hesitate to contact the Patient Experience Department on 0161 291 5600 if we can be of assistance in the future. Kind regards Patient Experience Team UHSM

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