"Mastectomy and reconstruction"

About: Queen Victoria Hospital / Plastic surgery Worthing Hospital / Breast surgery

(as the patient),

I can not speak highly enough of the team at QVHH ... when I received the most terrifying news that I had cancer in my left breast and needed a mastectomy. Whilst nothing can remove that terror, I can not express my gratitude enough for the care I received.

The reconstruction was ( according to nurses and other doctors) quite amazing and the best they had ever seen ...and the care I received from the nurses on the ward was above and beyond my expectations. They were incredibly kind and patient with me ( don't think I stopped crying for a year!) and nothing was too much trouble. I will never forget their kindness.

I have today received a letter following a recent mammogram to tell me there is no significant abnormality and now, after radiotherapy and several minor ops to 'tidy' up... All is well.

Thank you QVHH... If you are due to be cared for by them...you really are in the best possible hands.

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Response from Nicolle Ferguson, Patient Experience Manager, Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Jmg3101

Thank you for the positive feedback that you have provided regarding your breast reconstruction surgery. We are very grateful for your kind comments and we have passed them on to the surgical and nursing teams who have also expressed gratitude for them.

It is important to us that we make all patients as comfortable as possible during their time with us and it is always pleasing to hear when we achieve the standards we set ourselves.

We are very pleased that you have had a totally satisfactory experience under our care and are delighted to hear the good news of your recent mammogram result.

Kind regards.

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