"I have, up to now, had 5 hip replacement/revision ..."

About: Glenfield Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

I have, up to now, had 5 hip replacement/revision operations at Glenfield - the 6th is looming.

I have always received exemplary care from the staff.

What could be improved

More auxilliary staff available to tend to patients needs.

Food not that good.

Anything else?

After my last operation I feel I was sent home too soon. I have 2 flights of stairs to negotiate - staff knew this. I was assessed by the physios as being OK for stairs. That was me climbing ONE flight, but feeling weak, dizzy and nauseous. 2 flights 'almost killed me'.

3 days is not enough time to recover from a major operation and be expected to negotiate 2 flights of stairs. When I started having these ops some 15 years ago I was in for almost a fortnight.

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Response from Glenfield Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about your experience at Glenfield Hospital. We realise a significant amount of time has passed since you posted your comment and we would like to sincerely apologise that we did respond to in a timely manner. We have since updated our process of responding to reviews posted on NHS Choices and are now committed to making sure we respond to comments within 21 days of the date they are posted. If you have any other specific questions or comments, please feel free to contact us on communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk. Thank you Communications Team Leicester’s Hospitals

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