"Thank you day surgery unit!"

I am a few hours post-op and as I recover at home I just had to write and thank you all. I had my first ever general anaesthetic to have four wisdom teeth removed. I was extremely nervous about this but the anaesthetists made me feel completely at ease - the last thing I remember was talking about my degree and before I knew it I was being woken up. The nursing staff on the day surgery unit were brilliant, I felt extremely well cared for before and after the surgery which helped me to relax. I was asked numerous times if I was ok, needed anything, if I was in pain, if I wanted anything else to eat etc, which was lovely. I am a student nurse and I know how hectic it can be, and I know there is sometimes not always enough time to go and chat to the patients, but this wasn't an issue on day surgery :) The surgeon was also lovely when they visited me and didn't make the op seem scary at all - just a minor and very easy procedure. Everyone from surgeons to porters were great. I would really recommend Victoria hospital. Thank you all so very much for a smooth and worry free visit.

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Response from Lewes Victoria Hospital

Dear Katie We're happy to hear that your experience with Day Surgery at Lewes Victoria Hospital and that you felt completely at ease. As a Trust, staff are committed to making every patient experience as good as it can be therefore they will be pleased to recieve your positive feedback as recognition of this commitment. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. With best wishes

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