"Derwent Warkd"

About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital

I am a 53 year old female. I am very active. I enjoy cycling, walking and have a home gym where I work out every day. I had right hip replacement surgery about 6 weeks ago. The reason I required a hip replacement is that I suffer from osteo arthritis.

The surgery was done at Bournemouth Hospital on the Derwent Ward. The surgery went very well and I am extremely pleased with the result. The surgeonspent time before the op advising me of what to expect from the surgery and my recovery. Because I am a young active person the surgeon referred me for physiotherapy which I had at Wimborne Hospital. The surgeon monitored my recovery while in hospital and visited often. I can’t give enough praise to surgeon, doctors and staff on the Derwent ward. The level of care I received exceeded my expectations. They could not do enough to ensure that I was comfortable and well cared for. My single room was large and comfortable. Being able to look out the window and see the lake, ducks, rabbits and other wildlife contributed greatly to my desire for a quick recovery. Before the surgery I was in a great deal of pain, unable to do most forms of exercise and gaining weight due to the inability to exercise. I am now completely pain free and nearly back to the activity levels I achieved several months before the op. My friends and family are amazed at my recovery.

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Response from James Rowden, Patient Engagement and Clinical Liaison, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Anonymous

We are pleased to hear your recent hip surgery was such a success and your stay at the Derwent was an incentive to speed your recovery. We are very fortunate to have the space for such a lovely addition to our hospital which patients, relatives and staff take so much enjoyment from.

It is good to know you found the single rooms comfortable and all the staff treated you with care and compassion beyond your expectations.

With the pre-op physio and your drive and determination it sounds as if your recovery is going very well and you can enjoy many more years of health and fitness.

Your kind comments will be passed on the ward sister to share with her team, they will appreciate your kind comments.


Patient Engagement Team

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