"Excellent treatment for an acute appendicitis"
About: Royal Hampshire County Hospital Royal Hampshire County Hospital Winchester SO22 5DG
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On Sunday morning I attended my GP out of hours service which operates from the hospital. She asked the surgical team if they would check me over and I was seen by the SHO within an hour. Blood tests were taken and I was told not to eat or drink. Within another couple of hours the registrar saw me & advised an appendectomy which I had thought would be the case. I was taken to Wainwright ward and was in theatre by 6pm. I was in a room with two other ladies and I must say I felt very well looked after. I was discharged at tea time the next day so I had a chance to sample the catering, excellent, and had some interaction with the nursing staff, I was also observing how the other ladies who were somewhat older than I ( 78 & 92yrs old) were treated, all that I saw was real compassion and caring, no condescension or rushing and totally professional behaviour. Throughout my time there I was kept informed and everything was well explained to me. My only slight criticism was on behalf of one of the other patients who was supposed to be having a scan which didn't seem to be happening, despite several calls from the ward staff. All in all I was very happy with the service I received and would be totally relaxed about any family member needing treatment.