"Spinal Surgery: Wonderful team of people"

About: Musgrove Park Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I would like to thank the fantastic surgery and care I have received from Musgrove Park hospital Spinal surgery team, and in particularly Mr Paul Thorpe who operated on me.

During all out patient appointments staff listened to me and were very informative about my condition and how it affects me,  I feel confident I was given all the options available and ended up with the best outcome for me.

I feel honoured and incredibly thankful for having Mr Thorpe as my consultant.

The surgery team and the Anaesthetist were brilliant and made me feel an individual person.

All on Shepherd Ward were fantastic. The nurses, who were understaffed and overworked  (there was no ward assistant some days so they were feeding and getting drinks too! )

Despite all this they treated me as an individual person, nothing was too much trouble and most of all they made me laugh.. I thank them so much for that, I wish I could remember your names to thank you personally, you make a huge difference to recovery.

The porters who wheeled me to x-ray were lovely too.

Thank you to you all.  You are all a wonderful team of people.

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Response from Musgrove Park Hospital

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write to give praise to the staff who cared for you during your treatment at Musgrove. It is always a pleasure to receive commendations such as yours and I thank you for your kind comments which I will pass on to the staff of Shepherd Ward. Positive feedback is much appreciated by our staff who work very hard to ensure all patients have a good experience when they are in our hospital. I wish you a very speedy recovery. Lucille Hoose. PALS Lead

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