"Flexible sigmoidoscopy at Macclesfield District General"

About: Macclesfield District General Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I was a patient at the Macclesfield District General hospital for a flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure. The consultant was very good, as were all the nurses. The worst bit was that the procedure was painful - I was glad when I was finally able to go home.

The only problem with the hospital is the significant lack of parking.

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Response from

Thank you for posting your feedback about the Endoscopy & Treatment Unit on this website. We are sorry that you found the procedure to be painful. Staff on the Unit understand that patients often find endoscopy procedures very uncomfortable, and do all that they can to control pain and make the experience as comfortable as possible. We are very pleased to read that you liked the consultant and the nurses. Endoscopy patients are regularly surveyed, and all 47 patients who filled out a comments card in January said that they liked the staff on the Unit.

We recognise that parking can be difficult on the Macclesfield Hospital site. The Trust has a travel plan in place which includes initiatives to try and reduce congestion. Staff and visitors are encouraged to use alternative methods of transport where possible. We promote cycling and walking for staff, and facilities have been put in place such as lockable bike racks and showers. Within the next 6 months a car sharing scheme will be put in place for staff. Please accept our apologies for this situation.

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