"Very lovely staff, calmed my nerves!"

About: St Helier Hospital

I had to recently have an early smear test, I'm 23 due to abnormal bleeding. The smear came back abnormal so I was booked it at st. helier gynaecologist department for a colposcopy. I was incredibly nervous, especially after the doctor told me he was going to take a biopsy from my cervix. However, the doctor and the nurse were so fabulous! I even found myself laughing with them whilst being looked at because I didn't have anything to worry about. The gynaecologist made appropriate general chat which put me at ease. The nurse was so brilliant and even held my hand I truly found her amazing and very experienced. She is a true credit to the nhs, I wish I had remembered her name. The biopsy was not painful at all, I did feel a little sick after and have had period like pains, but have been assured this is normal. Great experience overall considering the situation. If you have a colposcopy here, I have every faith you will be well looked after. Thanks

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Response from St Helier Hospital

Thank you very much for your feedback. We will pass this on to our team in the women’s health department, who will be delighted to hear that they had such a positive impact during this daunting time. We hope that you feel better soon. Pippa Hart Chief Nurse

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