"Ward13 staff are fantastic"

About: Leighton Hospital

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Over the past 3 months I have been in and out of hospital with acute pancreatitis 3 times, each time i was taken to the assessment ward then taken to ward 13, both these wards are fantastic, the staff are great. I,just wanted to thank everyone that helped and treated me since July. All the healthcare's are great and been seriously considering a change in career to join them when I'm back up and running of course The nurses are fantastic at what they do and you feel totally safe in there hands however they are very stretched and think it's not fair on them they need more staff for certain The sister on the desk was brilliant any time you need any more info, any problems she knows exactly what she's doing and you can tell she genially cares about the patients The last time I was in I had my gallbladder removed whilst still having pancreatitis the day before and wanted to say thanks to the team that operated, yes I did go the week before to have it and it was canceled after waiting all day and night for it and yes that would have stopped the 3rd attack but at least it was done and done well I might add as even with al the inflammation they still managed to keep it keyhole! Thanks again to all the staff that worked,on the ward and treated me, you all deserve,a medal for what you do, the hours u work and pressure your under, I know it won't happen again but if it ever did I wouldn't worry about going back to this ward! :)

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Response from Leighton Hospital

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your comments on NHS Choices. We are so pleased to hear that you had a positive experience on all three occasions and that you have received the right care and level of information. We will make sure that your feedback is shared with the relevant teams. Staff are always delighted to hear when patients feel they have been well looked after. We hope you are on the road to recovery. Matron Sandra Glover, General Surgery & Orthopaedics

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