" Cardiology Outpatients experiences"

About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),


I wanted to share my experience so far of being a Cardiology Outpatient in the Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

The staff are all very very friendly and very good at making you feel at ease by chatting to you, especially during the sometimes a bit humiliating tests you come across in Cardiology (especially if you feel self conscious about your appearance, like I do) and especially, they don't make you feel any less just cause you're younger than the average patient.

They always greet you with a smile and take their time with you instead of rushing you about and all are very professional yet care about the patient as a person.

I personally think we're very privileged here as a Cardiology patient in Forth Valley to be looked after by such experienced and amazing Consultants and Specialist Nurses.

And even despite the fact they're such a busy department, they always try their best to give you an appointment as soon as possible.

I really would like to have the possibility thank them for everything they've done so far and be very grateful if my praise on here could be passed on to them, they're really doing a lot for me and try to improve my quality of life and I'm hopeful that my experiences with this department will continue to be this good.

Thank you.

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Response from Arlian Mallis, Person Centred Health and Care Co-ordinator, Department of Nursing, NHS Forth Valley

I shared this story with the whole Cardiology Team. I could tell that it provided a real boost to morale. Thank you so much for your positive feedback.

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