"Total hip replacement"

About: Wrightington Hospital

I had a THR on the 24th September.

The lead up to my operation was excellent and pre op blood tests showed low sodium level which was rectified before my operation.

My admission went very smoothly and was visited on the ward D by Specialist Nurse and anaesthetist who explained the different types of anaesthetic available. I chose a Spinal Block and was very happy with this choice.

My recovery on Ward 5 went very well to start with but then my blood test showed low Haemoglobin level and I had to have a blood transfusion which caused a problem with my blood pressure. This kept me in the hospital for a few extra days. The day staff on Ward 5 were fantastic. Everyone from doctors nurses, domestic and kitchen staff were very helpful, and were always there to answer any queries.

However one or two of the night staff need to be less loud and noisy and a bit more attentive.

I am recovering well at home now and can do most things around the house.

Still taking paracetemol during the day, but my mobility is improving each day. Four weeks on and I am very pleased with my progress and would recommend this hospital without hesitation. Thank you to everyone involved in my care.

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Response from Susan Heighway, Patient Relations / PALS Manager , Patient Relations / PALS, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your posting on Patient Opinion regarding your stay at Wrightington Hospital. We were pleased to note that your treatment and care was of an excellent quality as this is our aim as a Trust in putting the patient at the heart of everything we do.

You comment regarding the night staff has been noted and your posting will be shared with the Head of Nursing for Specialist Services so your comments as a whole can be shared accordingly. May we also take this opportunity to extend our best wishes for your continued recovery.

Kind regards

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