"Sleep Medicine - RSSC - Papworth a Worthy 5 Star..."

About: Papworth Hospital

After years of refusing to go to a GP not alone a sleep clinic, my wife persuaded me to go. I was diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea. On the 18th of May at 1:30pm I arrived on the ward at Papworth to receive instruction on how to use a CPAP Machine and was encouraged to practice during the afternoon. In the evening with mask on I went to sleep and was monitored, and the CPAP flow rate was adjusted. The correct flow rate for my needs was established. I left in the morning with the equipment. Simple as that! I struggled with wearing a mask (personal mind block) and phoned up after a few days and was offered a different type of mask which was post arriving in two days. The new mask along with a helpful video from the mask manufacturers Web site has got me off to a great start. From GP referral through treatment I have enjoyed first class treatment. I would just like to reassure anyone that is apprehensive as I was, please go forward with confidence. What a fantastic service. I now sleep right through the night, wake up refreshed without even a hint of a headache.... Believe me I did not want to wear anything on my face. I asked my wife to go with me to the GP's if she thought my breathing was that much of a concern at night, not to mention my snoring. She is very happy with a quiet nights now. I can for the first time in years sleep on my back without getting a poke in the ribs! I feel alert during the day as well. Very Satisfied Brad Dooley Bedford

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Response from Papworth Hospital

Thank you Mr Dooley for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback regarding the care you received in Papworth's RSSC. We are delighted to hear that you not only received good care and you feel our staff offer a fantastic service but that your condition has improved thanks to a diagnosis and treatment in the form of a CPAP machine.

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