"A very impressive set up, highly ..."
About: Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre Shepton Mallet BA4 4LP
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What I liked
A very impressive set up, highly professional.
What could be improved
I underwent a knee arthroscopy procedure on 20th Feb.I am a hirsute person, and I was surprised when my knee was not shaved as part of a pre op procedure. I then assumed that traditional stitches would be used. With post op exercises and gentle walking over the weekend, the bandage rode downwards and loosened. When I removed it on Sunday morning, I found to my surprise that steri-strips had been used, and had NO chance of sticking to my skin to bind the wounds. I did not want to shave the area as there were two open wounds, so I made some 'hour glass' shape plasters from elastoplast and coated the closed wounds with with new skin glue.
They are still in place and the wounds are healing nicely.
A bit more consideration for us ' hairie's ' !
Prior to Friday 20th, I had not undergone any surgical procedure for over 40 years. Every member of staff who cared for me that day could see, and sense, that I was Very nervous and anxious about the procedure. I was treated by every one of them in the most sensitive and kindly manner, which really did help me.
Thank you all so much