"Life saving surgery"

About: Castle Hill Hospital

I was admitted to Ward 10 on 290414 for Oesophagectomy for CA. I had a three week stay in hospital and 17 hrs of surgery altogether. I come from a military background and don't suffer fools gladly. The care given to me was exceptional and I include all from the superb clinical team, the theatre team (often not mentioned) the ICU, physiotherapy, xray, and the amazing ward staff. The NHS often comes in for criticism and patients bare quick to complain and slow to praise. Castle Hill hospital is a beacon of light showing us how it should be done. Well done and thank you, collectively you've saved my life.

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Response from Castle Hill Hospital

Dear Les, Thank you for adding you comment to the NHS Choices website. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we will ensure that the staff concerned are made aware of these. If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members. By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose. For more information please either email foundation.trust@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on (01482) 675165. If you need to discuss our services further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk as we are always striving to improve our patients experience. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local NHS services. Kind regards, The Patient Experience Team Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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