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Hackney Hospital

Hackney hospital in Greater London 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 Hackney 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 Hackney 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:


Genital Procedures

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


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)


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


Rhinectomy, Laryngectomy, Pneumonectomy


Hypophysectomy, Thyroidectomy, Parathyroidectomy, Adrenalectomy, Pinealectomy


Nephrectomy, Cystectomy


Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Thymectomy, Splenectomy, Lymphadenectomy


Lumpectomy, Mastectomy


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


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



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


Nephrostomy, Ureterostomy, Cystostomy (Suprapubic cystostomy), Urostomy

Nervous system

Ventriculostomy, eye (Dacryocystorhinostomy)



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)


Myotomy, Tenotomy, Fasciotomy, Escharotomy, Osteotomy, Arthrotomy


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


Sinusotomy, Cricothyrotomy, Bronchotomy, Thoracotomy, Thyrotomy, Tracheotomy


Cardiotomy, Phlebotomy