"The"AMAZING"care received at Stafford Hospital."

About: Stafford Hospital / Clinical oncology Stafford Hospital / Colorectal surgery

(as the patient),

I was diagnosed with a Sigmoid Carcinoma in December 2012 and to say this Hospital has looked after me is an understatement. The Colorectal team contacted me and arranged blood tests and a CT scan all before Christmas. It was a very anxious time but kept to a minimum by the speed at which things were put into motion.

The next appointment with the consultant after discussing all of my test results came in early January 2013 and I was admitted for surgery a few days later.

The Operation was a success, the after care amazing especially with the seasonal sickness and bad weather putting severe strains on staff.

I was discharged last week and have a follow up appointment at the end of the month for the results of the Lymph Nodes which have been tested for any cancer cells. I am a lucky one in so much as I have had no spread to the Liver or Lungs.

I may need Chemotherapy if there are cancer cells in the Lymph Nodes but so be it. I can cope with that knowing that every step of the way brilliant Surgeons, teams and Nursing Staff at Stafford Hospital will be there to support and care for me.

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Response from Head of Patient Experience, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Dear "Daisymay"

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am delighted that you have had a positive experience during what must be a very difficult time for yourself and your family. I have shared your posting with the surgical team and wish you all the best with any future treatment you may need.

Kind Regards

Angela Grocott

Head of Patient Experience

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