"The staff are a credit to the Health Service "

About: Wycombe Hospital

(as the patient),

I have been on Warfarin for many years. This was to guard against deveopment of possible blood clots as a result of atrial fibrillation. I am now switching to a new drug Dabigitran. This should provide the same protection as Warfarin without the need for regular blood extractions from the arm.

Many people complain about the NHS but I personally would like to record that the Warfarin treatment I have received over the years has been absolutely first class and exemplary. I am reminded when it is time to go to my local GP (Prospect House, Great Missenden) to give blood samples. In the mornings I take in my record book. The service is quick and painless. If there are any abnormalities the nurses from High Wycombe Hospital call me that afternoon and recommend an amended dosage. Next day I receive my record book through the post with the result of the test, a date for the next appointment and with a record of the new dosage.

This system has worked perfectly over the years with no problems at all. The nursing staff are a pleasure to work with, unvariably cheerful and friendly. They are a great credit to the Health Service and I very much appreciate the care they hve shown me.

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Response from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We will make sure these are passed onto the teams.

Kind regards

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