"Gall bladder removal"

About: Darlington Memorial Hospital

I had key hole surgery to remove my gall bladder yesterday and am now at home recovering. I was very anxious at admission but found all staff to be reassuring & sympathetic especially the anaesthetist who really listened to my concerns. I actually found my experience in recovery was "almost" the best part, as I had a lovely nurse at my side who looked after me so well. I had no " after effects " of the anaesthetic ie nausea or wooziness ( my main worries) & was offered pain relief even though the post operative pain was bearable. I really couldn't fault my treatment and after being admitted to the busy day ward at 7am was at home by 5.30pm. After being admitted to hospital twice in the last 6 months plus various scans & consultant appointments I have only praise for our NHS. My treatment has been fantastic. My only advise is for people to be "patient patients". Staff are doing their best in what appears to be difficult times.

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Response from Darlington Memorial Hospital

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to Darlington Memorial Hospital and in particular the Day Surgery Unit. I am very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience and that you are happy with the care you received. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients, and your very kind comments will be shared with the ward sister to share with the staff on your behalf. I know they will be encouraged by your positive comments. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774

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