"Bowel Cancer Test"

About: Royal Derby Hospital

I was sent by my own GP at Whitemoor Medical Centre, Belper who was concerned as a result of a visit I made to him. I started my test within about five days of referral and then further explorative admissions without many days delay. Fortunately my problem turned out to be diverticulitis and I received clearance as a result of my cancer tests and biopsy actually on Christmas eve afternoon. A marvellous Christmas present!

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Response from Royal Derby Hospital

Many thanks for your comments posted yesterday on the NHS Choices website. I was delighted to read that your treatment at the Royal Derby Hospital was carried out promptly and effectively and even more so, to learn that the results and outcome were so much better than they could have been. I am sure this was a very anxious time for you and I was pleased to note that your fears could be allayed in time for you to enjoy the Christmas festivities. I will ensure that your feedback about your experience as a recent patient at our hospital is shared with the staff concerned and I am sure they also will be most appreciative. May I once again thank you for taking the time to post this review on the NHS Choices website and also take the opportunity to wish you very best wishes for the future. Kind regards Miss Deborah Furness, Patient Experience Project Co-ordinator, Patient Experience Team at the Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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