"I found the whole procedure no worse than a tooth extraction!"

About: Leeds General Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

In late February, I tripped and fell in a car park. I used my mobile to call an ambulance and was admitted to Ward L37 with a view to undergoing a full replacement of my left hip next day.

I needed no persuasion to have a spinal anaesthetic, and I can only give my personal experience, which is, I found the whole procedure no worse than a tooth extraction!

No thanks or words of praise can adequately convey my gratitude and appreciation to everyone involved in my treatment, from the ambulance service, to the porters, not forgetting the cleaners and tea ladies, and of course the superb nursing and medical staff. My stay was absolutely faultless. I was discharged in early March and doing well.

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Dear Sairey Gamp,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your attendance at Leeds General Infirmary. It is very gratifying to read your words of support and encouragement.

I hope that you are recovering well.

I have passed your post onto the relevant management so that can make their staff aware of the great work that they are doing.

With kind regards


Senior Nurse

Patient Experience

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