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"New shoes"

About: Altnagelvin Area Hospital / Podiatry Waterside Hospital / Podiatry

(as the patient),

First just a little background about me. Since middle age have had had various problems  with painful feet. Since 1991 I have had about 5 or 6 operations on each foot , I have had real problems getting footwear that was not painfull to wear even though I paid over £100 pounds per pair . I was referred  to podiatry  because of an ulcer on my foot . I started having  my feet "done". Wow what an experience, I was then asked would I wear especially made shoes . I then met the A team Katherine  and Danielle , they are wonderful . I now have shoes I can walk in ,in comfort Danielle  sees to them but I also see Katherine in podiatry  regularly.  I am just mentioning  their names but they are part of a fantastic  team of people . 

Please if you need and offered this service give it a try it really did change my life . I am truly grateful  for their kind attention whenever  I see them . 

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Response from Eileen Dolan, Head of Podiatry, South West Acute Hospital SWAH, WHSCT 3 months ago
Eileen Dolan
Head of Podiatry, South West Acute Hospital SWAH,
Submitted on 19/10/2021 at 12:49
Published on Care Opinion at 12:49

Dear GranSmithies789,

Thank you for taking time out to share your experience and the kind acknowledgement of the diligence and commitment of our team. Your message is evidence of the the benefit of a joint Orthotist /Podiatrist clinic on your quality of life and we are working hard to replicate this across the trust.

I will certainly pass your thanks on to the Danielle and Katherine.



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Update posted by GranSmithies789 (the patient)

Thank you Eileen, but please I have met lots of the team and they are all extremely professional and kind. Thank them all for me. I would really appreciate that if you could.

Sincere regards

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