"My whole experience at Hairmyres was a pleasure"

About: Hairmyres Hospital / Dermatology

(as the patient),

I attended for a biopsy for a mole at Hairmyres. From start to finish I was so impressed with the service I received from everyone at the hospital. Staff were polite, courteous and no question was too much of a bother for them.

Special mention to Mhairi who removed my mole (apologies if the spelling is incorrect). She was professional yet so lovely, she really put me at ease during my procedure. She is to be commended for her bedside manner - it is faultless.

Again apologies for not catching the name of the health care support worker who was supporting Mhairi in this procedure but she too was so kind taking the time to go through the care leaflet with me.

As a health care professional myself I know too well the challenges facing the NHS at this time, but with staff like this it has a bright future. It is often worrying to be on the other side of the care service but I can honestly say that my whole experience at Hairmyres was a pleasure.

Keep up the good work!

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Response from Gwen MacIntyre, Senior Nurse, Senior Nurse for the Care of the Elderly, Hairmyres Hospital

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Dear Gratefuldaughter15,

Thank you for taking the time to feedback from your experience, it is always wonderful to hear that staff are noticed for being caring and compassionate as they try to express this in their everyday work.

I'm delighted to pass on your kind words to the Senior Charge Nurse and the staff including Mhairi in particular.

I hope you are recovering well

Kind Regards


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Response from Eileen Clarke, Senior Nurse for Older People's Services, Dermatology, Outpatients, Orthopaedic Outpatients, Radiology and Infertility, Care of the Elderly, Monklands Hospital

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Dear gratefuldaughter15

Thank you for your kind posting.

I am delighted that you have had such a positive experience in our service and I will certainly share your experience with the staff, especially Mairi the Dermatology Nurse Specialist and all the staff within the Dermatology Day Unit at Hairmyres Hospital. It's a really good example of how we can make a real difference to our patient’s experience and the staff will be delighted with your feedback. I hope you are recovering well and thank you again for taking the time to share your personal experience on Patient Opinion.

Kind regards


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