"My Trip to Hospital (well 8 weeks actually)"

About: Lings Bar Hospital / Inpatient nursing and rehabilitation Queen's Medical Centre / Colorectal surgery

(as the patient),

I am an 88 year old Gentleman and have never really troubled the NHS before.

But I returned from a lovely two week sun soaked holiday in Spain with my family to a fairly upset grumbling tummy. I honestly thought I had got food poisoning but over the next three days it just got worse with a pain down my right hand side.

Eventually I decided to go to the Dr - I was immediately sent to hospital - (Queens Medical Centre Nottingham) there and then and diagnosed with a blockage in my bowel. The staff on C31 could not have been kinder and I underwent many tests before they operated.

The operation was over 3 hours long and when I came round I was told they had removed a large tumour. The tumour turned out to be cancer and the care I received from ALL the specialists surgeon - Mr Abercrombie was first class. I was moved to E17 and again found all staff to be knowledgeable, helpful and encouraging.

On getting better I was moved to Lings Bar in West Bridgford - Forest Ward. Again staff charming, upbeat, encouraging and approachable. Had secret crush on the Sister.

I am now home and am still being supported by staff from Lings Bar - and a carer comes in once a day which is excellent.

Well done NHS others may knock you but on ALL aspects of care, confidentiality, respect and knowledge FIRST CLASS.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We do hope you are recovering well after your operation.

Your comments have been shared with Mr Abercrombie and the ward teams you have specifically mentioned. Very many thanks once again.

Response from Sara Jane Ashmore, Interim General Manager for Rushcliffe, Rushcliffe Locality, County Health Partnerships

Thank you so much for taking the time to feedback your comments, we really appreciate your feedback and I have made sure the ward team at Lings Bar have seen your lovely comments - even sister!

It is lovely to hear you have such high praise for the service you recieved across the NHS in Nottingham and I am pleased to hear that you are doing well now you are at home.

Thank you once again, as your comments are valued by us all.

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