"HIPEC Surgery for Removal of Large malignant..."

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Can I please express gratitude for the tremendous care and skill applied by the peritoneal clinic surgeon and his team in carrying out successful extensive HIPEC surgery for my wife . BACKGROUND:- On consultation with the surgeon on 31st July 2012 a PET scan revealed a suspected recurrence of colorectal cancer with a large growing tumour affecting a number of organs including the peritoneal. Following a thorough examination, he indicated the affected areas on the scan. To our relief, he said he could help and explained the specialised surgery (HIPEC). We both felt a renewed hope following the consultation. OPERATION:- The Extensive surgery was carried out on the 21st of August 2013 followed by cyto- reduction with HIPEC . The surgeon and his theatre team brought my wife through a successful procedure with skill ,dedication and care. POST SURGERY:- Following surgery the recovery care from the surgeon ,the HDU, Ward 16, physiotherapists and the clinical specialist bowel nurse was truly excellent .Exceptional care, sensitivity and dedication were uppermost in dealing with the phases of my wife’s recovery. Throughout her period in hospital both myself and our family felt fully involved and informed of her progress and found everyone approachable friendly and helpful. THE SURGEON :- As well as carrying out excellent specialist surgery he also ensured aftercare was to a high standard. His regular ward visits were reassuring and ensured that any changes required to aid recovery were carried out promptly and effectively. Communication was excellent, given in a sensitive caring manner and straightforward clarity. It was so helpful for my wife and her GP to receive full documented copies of Consultations. A wonderful ambassador for Good Hope and the NHS. SUMMARY : Twelve months ago my wife’s health was failing fast and prospects were not good. However thanks to the excellent work carried out at Good Hope Hospital the transformation in her health is truly remarkable. We realise her condition may always need monitoring and managing. However thanks to all the special people at Good Hope She is experiencing a new lease of life which has exceeded our expectations and for which we are so grateful . Thank you so much from a grateful patient and family

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Response from Simon Jarvis, Head of Patient Engagement, Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Mr Stanton

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed account of your wife's treatment and care at Good Hope Hospital. I know the team looking after Mrs Stanton will be thrilled to receive your feedback and, most importantly, know that she continues to recover well. I am also aware your posting will give immense reassurance to other users of Patient Opinion looking for advice and views about what its like to undergo such an extensive treatment programme at Good Hope Hospital.

Thank you again and may I take this opportunity to wish you both the very best for the future.

Best wishes


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Response from Good Hope Hospital

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your feedback and comments on NHS Choices website, this website also feeds into the Patient Opinion website, www.patientopinion.org.uk which is viewed daily by the Trust and a response to your posting will be available here. If you are unable to view the response and would like to discuss further please do not hestitate to contact us (Patient Services on 0121 424 0808) alternatively on www.patientservices@heartofengland.nhs.uk Kind regards Patient Services Department

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