"I had a traumatic hip replacement ..."
About: Fairfield General Hospital Fairfield General Hospital Bury BL9 7TD
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What I liked
I had a traumatic hip replacement and was very anxious as I had not beeni n hospital before. The staff on Wards 8 & 9 were pleasant and efficient. The consultant was kind and reassuring and my aftercare in the physio dept. was excellent.
What could be improved
The discharge procedure was chaotic. I was given very little warning and as the ambulance arrived my belongings were thrown into a plastic bag, I was put in a wheelchair and wheeled out all inside about 2 minutes. It was so sudden that the ambulanceman had to go back for my crutches!
Overall my experience has been very god and reassuring.