"Nurse had something special about him"

About: St Cadocs Hospital / Mental Illness

(as the patient),

I was a patient in Adferiad for nearly 6 months. All the nursing staff were nice but Jamie had something special about him. I am clinically obese which has made me very angry, even though I am of course solely responsible for what I eat. Jamie really helped me to manage this anger and look to the future rather than dwelling in the past.

Although my weight continued to increase when I was in hospital, I have been on a healthy eating plan since leaving and, with the support of Andy Hayes (NHS Nutritionist) have started to lose weight healthily. In hospital, I suffered insomnia but Jamie let me talk when I couldn't sleep and invariably I got back to sleep, with far fewer nightmares than I'd had over the previous few months.

My 4 year old son wasn't allowed to visit me on the ward but Jamie encouraged me to keep a photograph in my bedroom and this helped a lot.

I really hope my comments can be sent through to Jamie. His job must be extremely demanding and draining for much of the time but I want him to know how much his help meant to me. I now see my son 3 times a week and my love for him is boundless.

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Response from Julian Hayman, Internal Communications Manager, Communications, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Thank you DelroyB for your feedback via the Patient Opinion website. This is very much appreciated and I will certainly pass on your comments to Jamie and his manager.

I hope that your health continues to improve and good luck with your healthy eating plan.

Thanks once again.



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