"excellent treatment recieved for a retracted stoma"

About: Swindon PCT / Emergency GP out of hours service The Great Western Hospital / Gastroenterology

(as the patient),

i found myself facing a week-end emergency with a retracted stoma,a frightening situation. after contacting out of hours doctor, i soon had a call from the surgical assessment unit at the gwh swindon. after establishing it wasnt practical for me to get to a&e a doctor arrived to examine and advise me & arranged a mon am appointment.

on further examination, arrangements were made for me to be admitted & a refashioning of the stoma was performed. this was possible because ampney ward pulled out all the stops to make room for me & provided excellent post-op care.

my fears were that my appliances were too small for my new stoma. however stoma care department arrived to provide suitable appliances & took care of ordering further supplies. they further provided further appointments to monitor my progress. after 5 days i arrived home happy & relieved.

a wonderful team effort for which i can only humbly say a sincere thank you.

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