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Prestwick Hospital

Prestwick hospital in Ayrshire like all hospitals in the UK provides free services on the NHS (founded in 1948). Previously your GP would send you to the nearest hospital but now Prestwick hospital is in competition with all the other hosptials for your services. Most of the time patients will of course go to the nearest hospital unless they require specialist help.

This is even more important these days to prospective patients when certain hospitals are failing in key areas.

Only recently 11 Hospital trusts have been in the news:

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (Two hospitals - Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland)
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Three hospitals - Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Goole and District Hospital and Scunthorpe General)
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Between them they have been criticised for leaving swabs in patients, infection control, nursing failures in dealing with patients nutritional and medication needs, out of hours staffing levels, filling out death certificates incorrectly, poor communication between staff and patients, poor governance, multiple bed moving, patients suffering with bed sores, long A&E waits, poor maintenance of operating theatres, delayed discharges, inappropriate referrals, low percentage of high skilled nurses on wards, suboptimal care, patients left on unmonitored trolleys for excessive periods and many more besides.

If you are unfortunate to need an operation in Prestwick hospital the procedure is as follows:

  • Seeing a specialist - an initial consultation to discuss your treatment options and agree what's right for you.
  • Prepare for surgery - what to do in the days leading up to surgery, and your pre-operative assessment.
  • Day of the operation - arriving at hospital, information for visitors, and what happens before you go into theatre.
  • After surgery - coming round from the operation and being discharged from hospital. Over recent times this has speeded up due to less evasive surgery - such as keyhole surgery.
  • Getting back to normal - you will be given general advice and an idea of the typical recovery times.

Here is a list of typical surgical procedures that you might have perfomed on you at:

Ectomy

Genital Procedures

Cervicectomy, Clitoridectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingoophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Hysterectomy, Vaginectomy, Vulvectomy, Vasectomy, Penectomy, Orchiectomy, Prostatectomy, Posthectomy and Gonadectomy

Musculoskeletal

Bursectomy, amputation (Hemicorporectomy, Hemipelvectomy)

Nervous system

cns (Decompressive craniectomy, Hemispherectomy, Anterior temporal lobectomy, Hypophysectomy, Amygdalohippocampectomy, Laminectomy, Corpectomy, Facetectomy), pns (Ganglionectomy, Sympathectomy/Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, Neurectomy), ear (Stapedectomy, Mastoidectomy), eye (Photorefractive keratectomy, Trabeculectomy, Iridectomy, Vitrectomy)

Gastrointestinal

Gingivectomy, Glossectomy, Esophagectomy, Gastrectomy, Appendectomy , Proctocolectomy, Colectomy, Hepatectomy, Cholecystectomy, Pancreatectomy/Pancreaticoduodenectomy

Respiratory

Rhinectomy, Laryngectomy, Pneumonectomy

Endocrine

Hypophysectomy, Thyroidectomy, Parathyroidectomy, Adrenalectomy, Pinealectomy

Renal

Nephrectomy, Cystectomy

Lymphatic

Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Thymectomy, Splenectomy, Lymphadenectomy

Breast

Lumpectomy, Mastectomy

Bone/joint

Coccygectomy, Ostectomy (Femoral head ostectomy), Astragalectomy, Discectomy, Synovectomy

Ungrouped

Embolectomy, Endarterectomy, Frenectomy, Ganglionectomy, Lobectomy, Myomectomy, Panniculectomy, Pericardiectomy

Stomy

Gastrointestinal

Gastrostomy (Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy), Gastroduodenostomy, Gastroenterostomy, Ileostomy, Jejunostomy, Colostomy, Cholecystostomy, Hepatoportoenterostomy

Urogenital

Nephrostomy, Ureterostomy, Cystostomy (Suprapubic cystostomy), Urostomy

Nervous system

Ventriculostomy, eye (Dacryocystorhinostomy)

Otomy

Urogenital

Amniotomy, Clitoridotomy, Hysterotomy, Hymenotomy, Episiotomy, Meatotomy , Nephrotomy

Nervous system

cns (Craniotomy, Pallidotomy, Thalamotomy, Lobotomy, Bilateral cingulotomy, Cordotomy, Rhizotomy, Laminotomy, Foraminotomy), pns (Axotomy, Vagotomy), ear (Myringotomy), eye (Radial keratotomy, Mini asymmetric radial keratotomy)

Musculoskeletal

Myotomy, Tenotomy, Fasciotomy, Escharotomy, Osteotomy, Arthrotomy

Gastrointestinal

Myotomy (Heller myotomy, Pyloromyotomy), Anal sphincterotomy, Lateral internal sphincterotomy

Respiratory

Sinusotomy, Cricothyrotomy, Bronchotomy, Thoracotomy, Thyrotomy, Tracheotomy

Cardiovascular

Cardiotomy, Phlebotomy

Ungrouped

Laparotomy