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"Diagnosis of breathlessness and further diagnosis"

About: North Devon District Hospital / Cancer Services North Devon District Hospital / Radiology (X-ray) North Devon District Hospital / Urology

(as the patient),

Felt breathless back in November 2020.

Went to GP who sent me to North Devon District Hospital, where a CT scan discovered a blood clot on a lung.  Spent 2 days in the hospital with excellent care.

Was given blood thinners, and on a blood test a high PSA level was discovered.

As Covid happened, 7 months later I was referred to NDDH again, where after scans a possible cancer on a lung was discovered and a possible prostate problem was discovered. 

At present I am awaiting further developments in my diagnosis.

The services I have received at NDDH have been first class, with very efficient and competent doctors and nurses.

We are very lucky here in North Devon to have such  a wonderful hospital full of very caring staff, and I cannot speak highly enough of them all.

Thank you NHS.

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Response from Rhea Crighton, Clinical Matron for Cancer Services, Cancer Services, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 4 months ago
Rhea Crighton
Clinical Matron for Cancer Services, Cancer Services,
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Submitted on 08/07/2021 at 17:33
Published on Care Opinion at 19:23


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Dear Tabatha1,

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback.

I’m so sorry you have been experiencing health issues however I am glad, that during such difficult times, your experiences of care at North Devon District Hospital have been positive ones. I hope whilst you still require our services that you continue to have positive experiences and we would welcome any further feedback you may have.

Best wishes

Rhea

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Response from Paula Howells, Senior Medical Secretary, Urology Team, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust 4 months ago
Paula Howells
Senior Medical Secretary, Urology Team,
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

I have worked in the NHS for over 35 years as a senior Medical Secretary in various specialties. I currently work in the Urology Department providing PA services to the clinical team.

Submitted on 09/07/2021 at 17:47
Published on Care Opinion at 18:05


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Dear Tabatha1

Many thanks for your very positive feedback on the services you have received at North Devon District Hospital. It is great that you felt well cared for by the staff concerned with your treatment. Should you have any concerns regarding your treatment pathway for your urological problems, please contact your urology consultant's secretary direct.

Thank you for sharing your experience on Care Opinion.

Kind regards

Paula

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