St Thomas Street, London, England, SE1 9RT
On Jul 24th I was admitted to Samaritan Ward. This was a precaution due to low WBC count and the fact that I was due for major surgery 29th Jul. After three days I was moved to Queen Ward in preparation for the op. The procedure was totally successful and I spent a further five days in Queen ward being looked after by a thoroughly professional and friendly staff. Following discharge I was required to return to the hospital 18 Sept for a check up. Meeting up with my orthopedic surgeon Mr B Fakouri once again. His congenial and friendly approach to his patients is to be admired. Prior to the operation he discussed what would happen and set my mind at rest. I am full of praise of this gentleman.
Fantastic care from start to finish. Can not recommend highly enough. A credit to the NHS. My consultant Zameer Shah was amazing. My first op outside the private sector and care was as good if not better.
Quite efficiently run , but as often with NHS, a degree of waste. In my case, was given an expensive ( German produced) dermatological cleansing liquid at first appointment that I never asked for or used, when foot surgery finally happened three months later. Was given crutches, yet was never asked either after surgery or in follow up correspondence to return these. I did, of course, but not obvious where to leave them , eventually handed them over to a staff member, who somewhat reluctantly took them, with no thank you. Cost of two crutches presumably quite high.. department should be accountable for all of them.
I had a C6/7 vertebral fusion under orthapaedics at Guys in November 2018. Mr Panteliades and his team as well as the day surgery staff, anaethatists & recovery room staff did a fantastic job. I fully had my procedure explained, including all risks by the surgeon & anastheseologist. My surgery & time in recovery took longer than expected but my medical welfare was paramount and pain fully controlled. It took a while to find me a bed but as I could/should have been a day patient this was expected. I spent 2 days in hospital and have since had a 6 wk follow up & will go back in April for another check. My surgery is going to be followed by a thyroidectomy so it was important this went well & safely before my next operation. I felt that the nurses were very attentive. Rooms /areas very clean & food was surprisingly tasty & varied.