"Colorectal Examinations and Operations"

About: Scarborough General Hospital

I attended the Colorectal Department at Scarborough Hospital for examinations and tests during May and June 2016. At these tests I was treated with the utmost care and efficiency by all from the Surgeons to the Nursing Staff. I was kept informed of the results and possible treatments with compassion and understanding especially when Colon Cancer was diagnosed. I was operated on during late July and discharged four days later. The pre op discussions with the Surgeons and Staff were really informative and calmed my fears and gave me confidence to face the operation and the following therapy. The operation was a complete success and after 24 hours I was amazed how well I felt. During the 4 days spent recuperating the ward staff were considerate and efficient . I was discharged after 4 days and am now commencing Chemotherapy. So far the same care , consideration and efficiency levels are equally valid.

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Response from Scarborough General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

I am so pleased to hear that you have been treated with the utmost care and efficiency throughout your care at Scarborough Hospital. It must have been very reassuring to have staff who kept you informed and gave you the confidence to face what I am sure is a very difficult time.

It is fantastic to hear that the surgery was such a success, I hope that your Chemotherapy is also successful and gets you back to full health.

I hope that your care continues to be of the same high standard.

Wishing you all the best.

Kind regards

The PALS team

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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