"Endoscopy experience"

About: Rochdale Infirmary

Staff were brilliant, very helpful and well organised. The experience in theater was relaxed and not too uncomfortable. The only negative bit was not being allowed to watch the monitors since a screen was placed in front. Although promised by the consultant surgeon who requested the test I was not allowed access to the results nor copy of the letter to my GP. At this stage of possible cancer diagnosis I would have appreciated as much information as possible and without it both myself and my wife are becoming increasingly anxious. The brief chat afterwards with the doctor carrying out the endoscopy did little to help either of us relax.

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Response from Rochdale Infirmary

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