"A marvellous experience of all that is best about..."
About: Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Oswestry SY10 7AG
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What I liked
In late December, I experienced the first class team and
facilities in the Menzies Short Stay Surgery Unit at Oswestry's orthopaedic hospital – it was jus tmarvellous!
Under general anesthetic, I had the ulnar nerve in my right
elbow transposed, with a resulting 12 neat stitches and immediate relief
From leaving the waiting area to the point of being told I could go home,
I felt that I was in very safe hands in a premier operating and recovery unit.
Everything was pristine and ship-shape whilst being friendly yet
professional. After changing into my gown, I was even given a
complimentary patient property carrier to store my extra bits and bobs.
My consultant came to see me before I went into the
anesthetic room, as did the anesthetist. The process was swift but calm
and controlled. The whole clinical team, from the HCA to the consultant,
thoroughly reassured me before I ‘went under’ and a nurse was readily on
hand when I woke up with my arm elevated.
After a cold drink, followed by a hot one, I moved to the sit down recovery
area for a choice of sandwiches, more tea and a chat with the other
Just four hours after arriving, I was on my way home, with a supply of
painkillers dispensed on Menzies and a list of who to contact if necessary.
This short stay experience of ‘Menzies short saty Surgery Unit is the
way forward - after four previous overnight stay operations, I can highly