"Improved colonoscopy care"

About: The Princess Royal Hospital / Gastroenterology

(as the patient),

As a follow up to my previous post, " Painful Sigmoidoscopy" https://www.patientopinion.org.uk/opinions/89841 I felt I must comment on the care and treatment I received today. What a contrast.

I was very anxious, and weak following the fasting and bowel preparation, but the care I was given by the nurses and Nurse Endoscopist were outstanding.

I explained my problem with sedation taking a while to work on me, and they gave me the pain relief first, with a slight delay between that and the sedation, which made a significant difference. I can't say the procedure was painless, but it was certainly not as bad as last time.

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Response from Patient Services Officer, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Thank you for your kind comments regarding the staff involved in your care. I will be happy to share them with the staff concerned.

Response from The Princess Royal Hospital

That is really reassuring to hear, particularly after your last experience. I hope that you continue to receive such good care for anything you receive in the future.

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