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"New cardiology clinic"

About: University Hospital Monklands / Cardiology/Coronary Care Unit (Ward 18)

(as a service user),

My first visit to this new Cardio Clinic and it was a breath of fresh air.  I have an inherited heart condition which has curtailed by activities quite considerably since I was diagnosed in 2012. Now that has all changed.

Nurse Catriona was so easy to talk to and offered a wealth of advise and insight into my condition without being  overly technical and also gave me the confidence to do more.  Previously after being diagnosed I had stopped taking any kind of exercise for fear of causing more harm to my already damaged heart.  My weight has ballooned, I'm getting more breathless and I feel a bit depressed about my physical decline.

Now after a very positive first visit I am more positive as I have been given clear advice that I can be more active and can improve my overall fitness which makes me a very happy man indeed.

Thanks Catriona, and hope to show you some signs of my improvement at our next meeting.

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Response from Eileen Clarke, Senior Nurse - Surgical, University Hospital Monklands, NHS Lanarkshire 2 years ago
Eileen Clarke
Senior Nurse - Surgical, University Hospital Monklands,
NHS Lanarkshire
Submitted on 27/02/2020 at 10:09
Published on Care Opinion at 10:09


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Dear Cozzie

Thank you so much for your very kind posting on Care Opinion. It was lovely to hear that you had a such a positive experience. The advice and information which you were given at clinic has obviously had such a positive effect on your and your health.

I will pass on your kind comments to Catriona and the staff in Ward 18 and wish you all the very best.

Thank you again for taking the time to post on Care Opinion.

Kind regards

Eileen

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Response from Claire Fenwick, Service Manager, Medicine, NHS Lanarkshire 2 years ago
Claire Fenwick
Service Manager, Medicine,
NHS Lanarkshire
Submitted on 27/02/2020 at 10:28
Published on Care Opinion at 12:05


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Dear Cozzie,


It is great to hear that you had such a positive experience at your recent cardiology clinic at Monklands. The team are keen to make sure that patients feel supported in managing their heart conditions and explain information in a way that is clear and understandable. We will certainly pass on your positive feedback to the team and in particular Catriona.

It is also fantastic to hear that you are excited about improving your fitness and I'm sure Catriona will be delighted to see you back in clinic to hear all about your efforts.

Good luck and once again thanks for getting it touch

Best Wishes,

Claire

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