"Endoscopy staff just amazing"

About: Andover War Memorial Hospital

I had to attend today for an endoscopy,I was dreading the procedure and what might be found. From the moment I entered the day surgery unit I was treated with such care and reassurance. I opted to have the procedure with just a throat spray not sedation, whilst it isn't pleasant it is over quickly and having 3 amazing nurses with me , talking,reassuring etc and the skill of the Consultant was over in minutes. The sense of caring but also chatting to me and making me laugh made it all so much better than being in a stuffy unfriendly environment and being able to have this done at my local hospital not Winchester or Salisbury took a lot of the stress away. All the staff their are simply first class. So friendly and kind. I was also impressed with the staff in the ultra sound dept a few weeks earlier. It is almost as if these wonderful nurses are hand picked. Long may we have this marvellous hospital in Andover. Icing on the cake is all is well, nothing seriously wrong with me. Thank you all for being so kind to a very nervous lady. Pauline Allyson Thompson. 12th Feb 2013.

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Response from Andover War Memorial Hospital

Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments - these have been shared with all the teams responsible. It is always good to hear that staff have achieved the high standards of care which we aim to provide. Mary Edwards, Chief Executive

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