"Caring staff for day surgery"

About: Princess of Wales Hospital / Day surgery

(as the patient),

I arrived at midday with my wife and was soon registered and seen by the consultant and his team. They were so lovely, explaining all the options to me and my wife. I have had painful and aching thumb for a long time. Steroid injections were not helping any more.

The consultant described the trapeziectomy procedure and we then prepared. The anaesthetist, senior nurse, everyone involved were so caring. I went into the operating theatre and they all settled me down, the needle was put in for my anaesthetic and I then woke up in the recovery area, all done.

I was a bit hot and flushed so the nurse put on a fan to cool me down. I soon came to. I was then given a lovely cup of tea and toast and marmalade. My wife was told she could come back and collect me, once I dresses we were on our way home, all in three and a half hours.

Thank you all for such a lovely, stress free stay at the centre, I am due back for a second op to complete my treatment, I know I will be looked after.

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Response from Princess of Wales Hospital

Thank you for your very kind words. It is always great for clinical teams to receive positive feedback about the care they provide for patients. Unfortunately the day surgery unit is not part of our Trust. Please be assured that your comments will be passed on to our colleagues at Addenbrookes Hospital who look after the day surgery unit based at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely.

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