"Excellent Service at X Ray Dept - Cannock Chase Hospital"

About: Cannock Chase Hospital

(as a relative),

Where do I start. I really cannot fault the care and service that this department gave my family.

I recently attended the x ray department with my 23 month granddaughter for a scan on her renal tract. We knew this could be quite traumatic for her as she had recently undergone a full body xray at Birmingham Childrens which was very distressing for her and us, her mother and grandparents who had to physically pin her down!

The staff on duty that day, the Health Care Assistant and Radiologist were ' real ' people who took everything into consideration and did what was necessary to make my granddaughter feel less frightened. They turned the lights on in the scanning room and I even got on the bed myself and pretended to have a scan. My granddaughter then joined me on the bed and we had the scan ' together '. The whole experience for her was 'tear and trouble free'.

In my families opinion this was a far better service and experience than Birmingham Childrens Hospital and the staff should be commended for their patient care skills and attitude. Everyone is very aware that hospital staff are very much under pressure these days but this didnt effect this departments standard of service provision.

Well done Cannock Chase Hospital - Keep up the good work.

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Response from Patrick Nyarumbu, Associate Director of Patient Experience, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to feedback your comments about the quality of service you received at Cannock Chase Hospital. I am sure that an experience like the one you describe could be very distressing and I am pleased to learn that our staff did everything to ensure that your granddaughter and the whole family’s experience was 'tear and trouble free'.

I will pass your comments on to the staff concerned.

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