"Colposcopy with Biopsy."

About: Kent & Canterbury Hospital

I had an appointment booked for a Colposcopy at K&C last Friday, after an abnormal result following a smear.

I was quite mervous about the appointment, as we all know, smears arent particularly dignified at the best of times and I knew this would be more thorough.

I arrived for my appointment and was seen within about ten minutes, which I was pleased with.

I went into a private consulting room with the consultant who explained to me a bit more in depth about why I was there and what it all meant.

I found this really helpful and it made me feel like a patient and not just a body.

I was then instructed to go through to a separate room, where the procedure was undertaken.

All seemed clean and tidy and the Nurse was lovely, friendly and reassuring.

The consultant then joined us (I liked the fact that they knocked on the door before entering) and performed the procedure.

The consultant explained every step to me and informed me that they would take a biopsy there.

The whole experience was far less embarrassing than I had expected and completely pain free!

The whole team were professional, but also caring and considerate, I wouldn't be worried or concerned if I were to have to go back in the future.

As pleasant an experience as it could be, thanks to them all.

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Response from Sally Smith, Chief Nurse and Director Of Quality, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you so much for posting this kind feedback. It always heartening to hear when we have treated a patient with kindness, dignity and respect.

I do hope you treatment continues to go well for you.


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