"knee replacement"

About: Bmi - The Park Hospital

This is my 2nd knee replacment. 1st one done at QMC. I opted for The Park because then the same surgeon would be doing this knee too.

The Park was great because everyone gets their own room - less contamination. Meals were good, hot and fresh.

Pot of tea every meal.

Water topped up without being asked.

Duvets instead of sheets and blankets - a big plus.

Air-con when required rather than a dusty fan.

All the staff were cheerful and helpful, didn't seem to be any 'in-wars'.

Surgeon hurt me on discharge day, by raising my leg above their head, and then expected me to be able to hold it with my own strength.

The Physios were a great team, and paced me correctly.

I was given follow up appts for both Physios and Consultant before I left on day +2 from op date.

I don't remember anything of the procedure.

I was given a spinal and a sedative and then I woke up back in my room.

I was not happy about not being catheterised when I woke up, as I had to hoist myself up onto bedpans, which was really hurting my leg and previous known spinal operations. The nurses were surprised as this also and were very helpful .

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