"Surgery to left hand to relieve Dupytrens..."

About: Royal Berkshire Hospital

From GP referral to final discharge by the consultant, the consideration and care provided to me by the NHS and Royal Berks Hospital was everything I would have hoped for. The operation was a complete success, and at every stage I was consulted and things were explained to me so that I was fully aware of all aspects of my operation, and I was confident to proceed, I want to mention Richard, who first assessed my condition and then gave me hand therapy post operation. He provided excellent care. The pre-op assessment team were very helpful and thorough. The ward which admitted me as a day patient and finally discharged me was excellent, and the nurses were attentive and caring, as were the nurses in the recovery room. I also want to mention the anaesthetist who was very supportive throughout the operation while I was under local anaesthetic. And finally the consultant and his team who operated on my hand. I would like to thank all those who helped restore my hand to its original condition for which I am truly grateful.

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Response from Royal Berkshire Hospital

Dear Ivor Thank you so much for posting about the sevice that you experienced during your admission and surgical procedure with us. Our teams work really hard to ensure the process from pre-operative assessment to discharge is a smooth and professional one, so they will be delighted to receive such positive feedback. We will pass your comments on to those who were involved in your care and thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us.

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