"Should have been considerably better"
About: Southampton General Hospital Southampton General Hospital Southampton SO16 6YD
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What I liked
I was diagnosed with a brain tumour 1st February 2011. The Consultant was excellent and explained everything in a clear and "user friendly" manner. The pre op was carried out professionaly anad again everything was explained in a "user friendly manner
What could be improved
I was not informed by the admissions department of my surgery date or time. It was fortunate that my GP had been chasing up an operation date as I was waiting for over three months and on Sunday 15th May 2011, I had to find out for myself the time that I was required to be at the hospital, which turned out to be 7.30am the following day. If I had not had the admission information a huge cost would have been incurred if I had not been there for the operation
I had to wait for three and a half months from diagnosis to operation. I also had no inform, when I was discharged of how the effects of my major surgrery would afffect me