"Once you get past the ignorant bunch of..."
About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London) St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London) London SW17 0QT
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What I liked
Once you get past the ignorant bunch of people in the admission area,or holding room as I would name it, the whole experience changed fro very bad to extreemley good.In my case it took the best part of eight hours with a complete lack of information.On entering theatre 5 the staff and the surgeon were of the highest quality.You will not find better anywhere in the world.The op went well,back on Gray Ward after the op the care was brilliant. My personal thanks and gratitude though goes to the surgeon,the anathesist,and the after care people.Now at home recovering,the evidence of their work is obvious in the way I feel.Thank you all.
What could be improved
rriving early for my admission,(7a.m.) I was allowed in the admission area on the 4th. floor. I was left to stew in the plastic chair with no drink or information for the next 7hours.Finally the body and mind could take no more.I was forced to ask the question.When am I likely to be seen.? You were not due to go down til this afternoon anyway,was the response.Why on earth could I have not arrived at lunch time,I replied. It is the doctors fault,came the response.Unbearable,unbelieveable,and totally unnecessary.