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"Excellent Paediatric IBD nurses"

About: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill) / Paediatrics

(as a service user),

Ten years ago when our daughter  was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease I really didn’t know which way to face.  As a family, having our child follow my path with Crohn’s was just something we had never considered. The IBD nurses at the children’s hospital didn’t try to sugar coat how difficult a liquid diet was or try to tell me everything was going to be fine but undoubtedly they made the whole process easier. They  were all so friendly and easy to chat to that each time we were coming along to clinic we knew there would be a friendly face. As a parent I can’t put into words how much I appreciated that! 
Then, a few years later, our son was embarking on the same journey. This was a hard time for us however, knowing that the IBD nurses  would all be walking the road with us was a comfort. Knowing that when I needed advice they would always get back to me - even if my questions were strange.  We can’t put into words how much you have helped us, thank you.
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Response from Coral McGowan, Patient Services Manager, Women & Children's Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde last month
Coral McGowan
Patient Services Manager, Women & Children's Services,
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Submitted on 16/10/2021 at 14:54
Published on Care Opinion at 14:54

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Dear Rosedaisy

Thank you so much for your lovely post regarding our IBD nursing team.

I can only imagine the worry you will have felt all those years ago when your daughter and then subsequently your son was diagnosed and it was great to hear, that right from the start our team were able to help and support not only your children but also you as their parent.

I can share with you that our Senior Management Team have taken this opportunity to pass on your thanks to our IBD team, alongside their own personal thanks to them.

Your kind words have really given us all a great week-end boost! Thank you.

Sending best wishes to you and your children

Take care


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