NHS NCL Hernia Pilot – Patient Feedback

Closes 29 Sep 2023

Referral to Hospital

1. Thinking back to when your GP told you that you were being referred for hernia surgery, did the GP explain that your case would be reviewed by an experienced hernia surgeon who would then decide which hospital was the most suitable to provide your surgery?
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2. Were you told that only certain hospitals do specific hernia procedures and that, depending on how complicated your surgery is, you may not be offered surgery at your preferred hospital?
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3. Did your GP ask which hospital(s) you would prefer to go for your surgery if a few hospitals offered your surgery?
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4. Please tell us which hospital you have been sent to for your surgery? (Note: This may not be the hospital your GP referred you to)
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