"The support we had was fantastic"
About: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) / Paediatric surgery Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) Paediatric surgery EH9 1LF
Posted by Cleftstrong (as ),
We were introduced to the Cleft team at Royal Edinburgh Hospital for sick children after our daughter had a late diagnosis of full cleft of the soft palate age 3. 5 in another NHS region. Our daughter has had excellent care. We as parents were in shock and as our daughter was 3. 5 years at diagnosis time was a major factor in having surgery to improve her speech before she started school. Within a year her surgery was done and the cleft team continued to monitor and will do so until our daughter is 20. I cannot praise Dr Mehendale and her team enough. My daughter now has near perfect speech, continues to see Gillian the cleft team speech therapist. I would not have made it through those early days and the days after surgery without The cleft nurses. The support we have had is fantastic.