"Great team in day care unit"

About: Barnsley Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I attended the unit in mid-January 2013 for a scheduled hernia operation.

I was interviewed by a theatre sister, anaesthetist and a doctor who was involved with the operation. They all talked me through the procedure and I decided to have the spinal anaesthetic.

The whole team looked after me through the preparation, anaesthetic injection and the operation, through which I was awake. The whole team were very responsive to my needs to ensure that the operation was carried out successfully.

I was then moved to recovery and then onto the recovery ward where I was again looked after by a great team.

If you are having this operation, consider the spinal anaesthetic as I had no after effects. The people who had general anaesthetic took longer to recover.

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Response from Emma Bodley, Communications Manager, Communications and Marketing, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Many thanks for providing us with feedback on your positive experience at the hospital, particularly the day care unit.

Your comments will be shared with all the team involved in your care - I'm sure they will be delighted to hear you had such a positive experience.

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