"Thank you to the walk in centre & Whiston hospital"

About: Halton and St Helens PCT Whiston Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I returned froma European coach holiday on at the end of August this year, 62 hours and almost 3,000 miles on a coach totally unsuitable for such travel - cramped and uncomfortable.

Two days later I began to experience sharp pains in my calf and I attended the St Helens NHS Walk-In Centre where I received prompt and thorough treatment. They arranged for me to attend at Whiston Hospital the following day for a scan which confirmed thrombosis. This was in the minor veins but dangerously close to a deep vein.

They immediately arranged a course of treatment - injections in my stomach daily for six weeks.

I dread to think what the consequences may have been had they not acted so promptly and efficiently at the Walk-in Centre and at Whiston Hospital. My heartfelt thanks

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Response from Stacy Smith, PALS Officer, NHS Knowsley

Dear Papa Joe

Many thanks for your comments. I am glad to here that you are happy with the care you received. I will pass this on to the PALS Teams for Halton and St Helens and Whiston Hospital.

Many Thanks

Stacy Smith

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