January 2017| Liv Hospital Ulus Istanbul, Turkey
All in all a much better experience than I expected, I am very pleased!
I was picked up by a very polite gentleman at the airport and brought to the hotel. When I arrived at the hotel the driver told me what time he will be back at the hotel to take me to the hospital the next day. The hotel was great very clean & excellent staff- The only thing would be, that the hotel had no restaurant or a café just a vending machine. The hotel was a climb up a hill from any shops etc.. At the hospital, the doctor was very polite and his staff were too. The Dr. spoke good English which put me at ease. I have to be honest I was very doubtful at the beginning because I wasn't sure what to expect. After the procedure was done the doctor sat down with me and asked me if I had any questions and he answered everything I wanted to know. There was no rush or hurry he took his time explaining the aftercare and guiding me through how to use the meds provided. He also gave me a hat and a manual on aftercare. I was back in the hotel by 5 pm. The next day I was picked up and brought back to the hospital for the first wash and bandages removed but I didn't see anyone that day. I had to go to a&e to have my bandages removed and the donor area cleaned. I was kind of hoping someone would have done the first wash with me as It would have helped me to do it at home, but not to worry plenty of videos on YouTube :) Afterwards, I was pIcked up and dropped off at the airport. All in all a much better experience than I expected, I am very pleased.