"Breast unit"

About: The Great Western Hospital

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I am just entering into this process having had a diagnosis of breast cancer. Apart from the shock the diagnostic process has been excellent but I am in the very early stages so too difficult to give an overall opinion. What would be helpful though would be to have a way of filtering all these reviews so that I can assess the quality of care for the breast unit and follow on surgical procedures that others have received. There isn't an option in the filter drop down and a search on "breast" returned no results despite having found two reviews on trawling through all that are here. Fortunately they appear to be positive.

I confess to being a little disappointed that my partner's call to the nursing care team that is supposed to be providing moral/psychological/tea and sympathy type support has gone unanswered for two days.

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Response from The Great Western Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at what I'm sure is a very difficult time.

Unfortunately the way NHS Choices is set up nationally means you can't easily filter for reviews so as you can see it's sometimes difficult to find the information relevant to you. Our Breast Team have a very good track record for the care they provide but if there are specific questions you would like answered please let us know.

With regards to the response you are waiting for from the Nursing Team, our apologies for the delay - I would be happy to chase this for you. If you can email me details at: comms@gwh.nhs.uk and I will find the right person in the team to call you back.

Many thanks and all the best for your ongoing treatment and recovery.

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