"A level of care and consideration that would be difficult to beat"

About: Addenbrooke's Hospital / Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery

(as a relative),

My wife was taken to Addenbrook's Hospital by ambulance on the 28th of April 2007 with severe pancreatitis. She was in the Intensive Care Unit for 5 months, followed by long stays in the High Dependency Unit, Intermediate Dependency Area and Ward D7. She had three major operations over a period of just over a year requiring further time in all of these departments and was finally released permanantly in December 2008. This was a very traumatic 20 months for us both but the fantastic care she received and the wonderful consideration shown to me is something I will never forget. A member of the Consultant's team was always ready to answer my questions and the nursing staff were always extremely helpful and caring even though they were obviously under some pressure at busy times. The cleanliness of all parts of the hospital were of extremely high standard.

Some of the receptionists in the A & E department left a little to be desired but this was a small price to pay and was more than cancelled out by the medical staff who were always prepared to go the extra mile. I am so grateful that my wife was taken to Addenbrook's and do not believe that she could have had better treatment anywhere in the country.

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