"Fantstic call by consultant on duty"

About: St James's University Hospital

On 20th September I brought my Gran to A&E with abdominal pain. She has a AAA so we were worried. The pain turned out to be unrelated and cleared up quickly.

However, as part of the care she received the consultant on duty ordered a chest x-ray to rule out any issues. There were non related to the pain. They did however notice a shadow and referred her for further tests. It turned out that she has Lung Cancer.

We now know that it can be treated successfully as it was caught very early.

We have no doubt it could have been a very different story if the consultant was not so thorough. For that we owe more than a very big thank you!

A fantastic service provided by very dedicated staff

A massive thank you to the Bexley Wing too for treating my gran with compassion and respect.

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding yours and your Gran's experience with Leeds Teaching Hospitals, I hope that you and your Gran are doing well.

It was very uplifting and heart-warming to read your post and I have passed these comments onto the relevant management so that they can make their staff aware of the great service and care they are providing.

With Kind regards

Rosie Horsman
Senior Nurse
Patient Experience