I just got back from Katowice a couple of days ago as my guy was liberated on the 27th of May.
I found the nurses at the hospital to be quite pleasant, it's gotta be hard for them also not knowing english, but they tried their best to communicate. There is a sheet floating around there with English/Polish phrases on it, and the nurses did refer to it.
When Robert has his procedure done, Dr. Simka was a spectator in the operating room, the other Dr, ( can't pronounce his name but it starts with a K) did the procedure.
Dr. Simka is very humble, he came into the room prior to Liberation treatment and did the doppler on Robert and we had no clue it was him until I asked him his name.
If you get a chance to visit the town there, I would suggest pizza at the restaurant with the christmas lights hanging under the outside tent. If you go to where the Market is, only a few blocks from Qubis, or Angelo Hotel(we stayed there) there is a street blocked off from traffic, and it is lined with patio bars. There is also a Costa coffee house down on the left hand side on that same street. I wish I could remember the name of the street, but I can't sorry.
I hope everyone going to Poland over the next weeks, enjoys there time there. The drivers who pick you up are great also, Peter, Magic and Chris.
Good luck to everyone who goes.