"First class review regards Day Surgery Ward"

About: Russells Hall Hospital

Hi I had to have a small operation I was told to be there for 12.30 and only had to wait 10 minutes before being called was shown to the small ward by a nurse who explained what would be the procedure for me that afternoon.Not long after a doctor came and took various notes together with blood sugar test and blood pressure readings Not long after that another nurse came and asked me to chhange into a gown which i must have put on backwards and she helped me put it on the correct way.The staff that were waiting for me in the pre operating theatre were very friendly and put me at my ease.After the operation was returned to Ward and again looked after by a first class team. I would give them top marks and would like to give them a Well done. Many thanks Dave.

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Response from Russells Hall Hospital

Thank you, David, for your comments about our Day Surgery Unit and your experiences there. We aim to make our patients stay as comfortable as possible and we are pleased that everything went as efficiently as we would expect during your visit. The experience of our patients is very important to us and we are delighted that you were put at ease by our friendly staff and impressed by the standard of care you received. Thank you once again for taking the time for sharing your kind comments with us. We will be sure to pass your thanks on to the Day Surgery team. We are now taking nominations for our annual Committed to Excellence awards, staff awards that that recognise individuals and teams who have made an outstanding contribution to improving patient care and patient experience. The awards are now open for entries so if you feel you would like to submit a nomination please visit our website www.dgh.nhs.uk.

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