"Thrilled - An 'Almost' Enjoyable Couple Of Days"

About: Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

Had a Hip replaced last Friday 8 Aug 2014 at 3.30pm. Home Sunday, pain free Sunday 10 Aug at 6pm. Now a week later and only taking 4 Paracetamol's in 24 hours. I am finding it difficult to expresses my complete admiration for the way my treatment was carried out. The staff from Orderlies to Consultants were without exception superb. Totally organised and totally caring in every respect. I was on Ward M and apart from fear of the unknown I never had a moments concern. Barlborough was recommended to me by a friend and should I need the other Hip replaced I would come back here in a shot. If you are reading this prior to surgery you can stop worrying about care or pain management. I chose minimal sedation during the 45 minute operation and was pain free when the anaesthetic wore off before a good night sleep. Chatted to anaesthetist throughout the person but could have opted to sleep if preferred. I am an Engineer and found the whole thing fascinating.

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Response from Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

Many thanks for taking the time to express your kind thoughts. All the staff at Barlborough stive to make the experience as pleasant as possible for our patients undergoing not just joint replacement surgery, but minor operations as well. Comments such as your prove that we are achieving our aims. We all wish you the very best and hope you continue to enjoy good health and mobility.

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