"Total hip replacement"

About: Wrightington Hospital

I had a total hip replacement on 9th November 2015 and feel compelled to write this review.

I arrived at Ward D and was immediately welcomed by the nurse who was looking after me. My husband was able to stay with me in the day room for a while as we as a family had had a traumatic week before. Members of staff treated us both with respect and compassion.

I was taken to theatre at 3pm and prepped by an amazing team. I opted to stay awake and at all times was kept calm by the anaesthetists.

After recovery was taken to ward 5 and was looked after so well by all the staff. Nothing was too much for them. They were kind and explained everything to me. I stayed on the ward for 4 nights and would like to thank all staff in the hospital: the surgeons and team, nurses and assistants and the catering staff. I am now at home recovering but think Wrightington is a very special hospital. Well done to all, I am very grateful for you giving me a positive experience.

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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 kind comments regarding your stay and treatment at Wrightington Hospital. I am sure the staff will be delighted that you have taken the trouble to post your comments and I will ensure that they are made aware of them through the Head of Nursing, and Medical Director for the Division of Specialist Services, and the Associate Director for Estates and Facilities, who will share your comments with the relevant staff.

May I also take this opportunity to extend our best wishes for your continued recovery.

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