"Past and ongoing treatments"

About: Salisbury District Hospital

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Where do I start? Five years ago I discovered I had Breast Cancer. Quite a scary thing but once told by my consultant and my breast nurse that things could be done for me I put my total trust in them. I was not let down. Every department that helped me, from Oncology to the wonderful gentleman that reassured me when I was sent for blood tests, was amazing. It was wondrful to know that they were only a phone call away if I had a problem and they continue to support me to this day. Yes my check ups continue but how lucky am I? I even enjoy my bone scans. These are done so promptly that I am usually out before I am due in!

More recently I have been having laser treatment for burst blood vessels. Again the department is fantastic and I could not ask for a better service or more friendly staff. I am looking forward to further treatments.

Six weeks ago I had a hysterectomy and once again my consultant and the whole of his team were outstanding. I had to make three visits to the Pre-Operative Assessment Ward because of my blood group and found them very understanding and supportive. I would also like to praise the staff who spent hours trying to get blood out of me in the blood test area. Their patience and kindness was beyond expectation!

Finally I would like to thank the staff in the recovery ward and Downton Ward. I really enjoyed the experience and didn't want to leave. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the other patients on the ward were a pleasure to be with.

All in all so far I have been truly satisfied with my treatment at Salisbury District Hospital and I look forward to my future appointments.

Thank you.

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Response from Salisbury District Hospital

Dear Mrs. Elkins

Thank you for your lovely words about the care you have received recently and in the past at Salisbury District Hospital. We are really pleased that you have felt well looked after and cared for during your many visits to different departments in our hospital.

We send our best wishes to you as you recover from your most recent operation.

Thank you again.

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