"Great care at Frenchay"

About: Frenchay Hospital / Plastic surgery

(as the patient),

I had a wide local excision of melanoma scar yesterday afternoon, right side of my abdomen, done by a Ms Mcardie (I think) at Frenchay Hospital in North Bristol,. She's a lovely Irish sounding lady. All the surgical and day care staff treated me well and respectfully and kept me informed of everything that was going to happen.

I did ask about sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and was informed that at this stage (the original MM mole depth was 1. 2mm) they would await the results, but would not expect to be doing a SLNB. Not sure how big the scar will be, it is covered up with the dressing at the moment. I was advised that results will be discussed at the next clinic in 5 - 6 weeks. Hope by documenting the experience it may be helpful feedback to Ms Mcardie and Mr Thomas Cobley's team at Frenchay.

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Response from Steven Sykes, Advice & Complaints Team Manager, North Bristol NHS Trust

Dear Lesgaz,

Thank you for your very kind comments, which we wil ensure are shared with Ms McCardie and Mr Cobley's team.

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