"Mastectomy & Diep flap reconstruction"

About: Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead)

The NHS at its very best. Six weeks ago I had a mastectomy and reconstruction using the tissue from my tummy to re-create the breast.

The results are amazing.

Everything about the treatment I received was first class.

I have made a very good recovery and am thrilled with my flat tummy and cancer free breast.

The plastic surgeon was incredible and all the nursing staff were wonderful, so kind and caring. This was a frightening experience made one hundred percent easier by the fantastic care from the QVH. Many thanks, I am truly grateful.

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Response from Queen Victoria Hospital

Dear Janie

Thank you for sharing your very personal experience with us. We are so pleased to hear that you felt well cared for and supported throughout your treatment.

Please be assured that you comments have been shared amongst the breast and nursing teams who I am sure will be delighted to know that their knowledge, professionalism and empathy have helped you through such a difficult time.

Once again thank you for posting your comments and we wish you all the very best with your continued recovery.

Kind regards

Nicolle Ferguson, Patient Experience Manager

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