"Excellent service"

About: NHS 24 / NHS 24 (111 service) St John's Hospital / General Medicine

(as a relative),

Contacted re relative. Call handler was excellent very sympathetic but very efficient. Took information & put through to Catriona (I think ) was a worrying time but again very helpful/kind and excellent assessment of situation. Doctor home visit arranged and subsequent hospital admission arranged for investigations. Blood transfusions started today Thank you.

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Response from Shona Lawrence, Patient Affairs Manager, NHS 24

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Dear Joanneflr

Thank you very much for posting your story on Patient Opinion. I am sorry to learn that your relative was unwell and I fully appreciate that this would have been a worrying time for you all.

NHS 24 welcomes feedback on the service provided to patients and callers who are required to use our service. I am pleased to note that our Call Handler and Nurse Practitioner managed the call to the standard expected of NHS 24 staff. Should you wish to provide some additional information, then we would be able to pass your thanks directly to the staff involved in the care provided. I can be contacted at patientaffairs@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk or by telephone on 0141 337 4582.

Thanks again for taking the time to provide positive feedback. I do wish both you and your relative well.

With kind regards


Shona Lawrence

NHS 24 Patient Affairs Manager

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Response from Jeannette Morrison, Head of Patient Experience, NHS Lothian

Dear joanneflr

Thank for your feedback regarding your relatives experiences with St John's hospital. I am pleased to hear that you described this as excellent care, espcially when it can be a worrying time. I have passed this feedback to them. I hope your relative is now on the road to recovery.

Kind regards


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