"I had arthroscopic knee surgery ..."
About: Victoria Hospital Site (Sidmouth) Victoria Hospital Site (Sidmouth) Sidmouth EX10 8EW
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What I liked
I had arthroscopic knee surgery , the staff were really friendly and helpful, I was admitted at 08:00, had surgery at 10:30, and after a really nice freshly made Tuna & Cucumber sandwich, and lots of cups of tea, was ready for discharge by 14:00.
The unit had to manage 10 operations throughout the day with only 6 or 7 bed places, I saw the staff thoroughly strip and scrub the bed places between patients.
I would definately recommend this unit for day surgery.
What could be improved
The admitance letter said there were parking soem parking spaces available, as well as a seperate staff car park.
I arrived early to try and enusre I had a parking space, even though I was the frist patient to arrive, all the parking spaces were taken, apparently by locals. Perhaps the Unit could monitor which cars are parking on a daily basis, or perhaps give patients who need one, a parking permission slip.