"Replacement knee OP"

About: Hexham General Hospital

A really excellent hospital experience from all points of view. Time elapsed from GP referral to OP seems long at first sight, but this was the consequence of me delaying the OP due to my holiday arrangements. Once in Hexham Hospital handling was excellent, explanations pre-op were very complete and reassuring; staff were friendly and welcoming and ready to help on every request. This exemplary behaviour continued into OP and post OP phases. Pain management was amazing....I didn't get any pain whatsoever and was very ready to leave after 3 nights!! One hears so much moaning about NHS services but on the basis of my experience I cannot understand why! PS my experience of Hexham Hospital stands up very well to my experiences of hospitals in both Belgium and Germany.

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Response from Hexham General Hospital

Dear Roger, What a lovely review for the orthopaedic team - thanks so much for taking the time to share it with them. I am so pleased that every aspect of your care was exemplary and that you were also fast tracked home free of pain. Excellent stuff and just the way we want it to be for our patients. Your thoughtful feedback will mean everything to the team. As an organsiation we think it is important to seek feedback from thousands of patients every year - we know that listening to their views helps us get better, faster. We also think it's important to benchmark ourselves against the very best in the NHS, so it's lovely to hear that your experience compares favourably with European systems in Beligium and Germany. Take good care of yourself - hope the recovery continues to delight you. Best wishes, Annie

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