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"Ectopic pregnancy"

About: Craigavon Area Hospital / 4 South Surgical (Progressive Care) Craigavon Area Hospital / Gynaecology

(as the patient),

I want to thank all the wonderful people that helped me before and after my surgery in Craigavon Hospital for an ectopic pregnancy. 

The nurses on ward 4 South; Krystina, Paula, Isabella and Blaithin were amazing- they took great care of me and were always so kind when doing so. Particularly Blaithin chatted with me when I was feeling pretty low after surgery and made a huge effort to chase up paperwork so that I could be discharged, I really appreciated that.

I'm incredibly grateful to Dr Finnegan, who went out of her way to call me in for a scan after hours after seeing my blood test results. She took great care of me when I found myself in a lot of shock after learning I needed to go to Craigavon for surgery and I really appreciated the time she took to explain what was happening and help me feel safe in a very overwhelming situation. The after care I had from Dr Finnegan and the rest of Craigavon EPU staff was incredible; I felt they were really thorough and very accessible for any concerns I had. Any time I called they were fantastic at getting back to me and I was never made to feel like an annoyance, I really felt they were always there for me which helped so much in my recovery. Mostly I just appreciated their kindness and felt they really understood how difficult everything had been, it was nice to feel that was always acknowledged. I really can't thank the EPU enough or think more highly of the people working there, they really helped me through such a difficult time.

I really appreciate the NHS so much after my experience. I feel really lucky to have had access to such great life saving care when I needed it, and I'm so grateful to all the people working so hard to make that continue throughout the pandemic- thank you. 


Response from Wendy Clarke, Head of Service, Maternity & Women's Health, Southern Health & Social Care Trust last week
Wendy Clarke
Head of Service, Maternity & Women's Health,
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Submitted on 06/04/2021 at 20:21
Published on Care Opinion on 07/04/2021 at 09:48

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know of your experience.

This is an extremely difficult and challenging time for all women in the early stages of pregnancy but for those women like yourself who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy it is even more difficult when you're facing one of the most difficult times of your life which is even more complicated due to the restriction imposed due to this current pandemic. The staff within EPPC unit are very passionate about the care they provide and therefore to have someone such as yourself submit such a complimentary review of the service they provide is very rewarding and I would like to once again thank you for taking the time to do so. I will ensure this review is shared with all the staff in the unit and on the ward. Thank you and I wish you well on your continued recovery.

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