"Hernia surgery"

About: Manchester Royal Infirmary / General surgery

(as the patient),

It took me about 6 weeks to realise that the terrible pain in my groin was a hernia.

Once I went to the GP I was very impressed with the speed of progress. 6 weeks from referral to surgery. Nobody offered me any choice of hospital, but I was very happy to go to Manchester Royal.

Surgery on a day basis means that everyone is called in for 7am. Not quite sure why, as we weren't even sent to our beds until about 8am.

Post-operative advice seemed unnecessarily cautious. In week 2 "walking in straight lines only". No cycling or swimming until week 4.

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Response from Manchester Royal Infirmary

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to learn that your experience was not as positive as we would hope. If you would like to discuss this with us, feel free to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0161 276 8686 or by e-mailing pals@cmft.nhs.uk

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