"Referral to DVT clinic at Victoria Hospital"

About: Victoria Hospital / General Medicine

(as the patient),

I was concerned about swelling in my leg as I'd recently been on two plane journeys. Called my GP surgery in Rosyth at 8. 30am, had an appointment with a doctor at 11am, was referred to the DVT clinic at the Victoria and was given an appointment for 1pm the same day.

By 3pm I was back out after having a thorough examination and blood tests. Fortunately everything's ok.

I can't praise the NHS enough. Many thanks to my surgery and staff nurse McDonald at the DVT clinic!

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Response from Louise Ewing, Patient Relations Manager, NHS Fife

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Dear Sinky

Thank you for taking the time to share your praise of the NHS, what a nice way to end the week! It must have been concerning for you to develop leg swelling following your two plane journeys; however it was great to hear that you were dealt with promptly and efficiently by staff and that everything turned out to be OK. I will gladly forward your post on to the DVT Service and would appreciate you letting me know which GP Practice it was so that I can also pass it on to them.


Louise Ewing

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Update posted by Sinky (the patient)

Hi Louise

Thank you for your response. Our surgery is at Park Road Health Centre in Rosyth and I saw Dr Mill, who referred me to the DVT Clinic. I can't praise this surgery enough. Any time we've needed a quick appointment they have always been very accommodating. The practice nurse (triage) is also one of their most valuable assets.


Sinky (David Sinclair)