"Thank you for my splenectomy"

About: Queen's Medical Centre / General surgery

(as the patient),

I have splenic marginal lymphoma & i was referred to Mr I Beckingham at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham.

I was first seen at the Nottingham Treatment Centre (amazing facility & very efficient & pleasant staff).

Some 6 weeks later I was admitted for my splenectomy. Again very good & caring staff. My consultant Mr I Beckingham visited me in the surgical admissions unit to inform me my operation was in doubt due to a blood problem. He explained everything clearly to me & took every measure possible to correct the blood problem.

Despite all his endeavours the operation was postponed. However Mr Beckingham & his team came up with a solution. I was kept fully informed re. progress throughout my waiting period. The service given by the surgical team was truly outstanding. I was treated with care compassion & courtesy.

My operation was carried out successfully & all the staff involved, including nurses, carers & domestic staff were kind, considerate & worked tirelessly to ensure I was well cared for.

I cannot express how grateful I felt to have been referred to to Mr Beckingham & the Queens Medical Centre Nottingham. Superb hospital & staff.

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Response from Jessica Haggett, Patient Experience Officer, Communications, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

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Thank you for taking the time to feedback such lovely comments. We will ensure your kind words are shared with Mr Beckingham and his team, as well as relevant colleagues at the Nottingham Treatment Centre.

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