"I was referred to the Lymphodema ..."
About: Moseley Hall Hospital Moseley Hall Hospital Birmingham B13 8JL
What I liked
I was referred to the Lymphodema Clinic at Moseley Hall by my new GP. The nurse who attended me was very caring, and went to exceptional lengths to put me at my ease. Although I had been prescribed support hosiery some years earlier, I had always felt that the beneficial value was marginal. The nurse suggested a newer type of hosiery, which has proved to be much more appropriate for my on going care. My day to day life has been significantly improved by the use of the new hosiery, and (in my opinion) the condition of my legs is improving, as is my mobility. The nurse provided me with lots of background information about my condition and how to manage it. She also made suggestions about other care products that might be prescribed to further improve my condition and diminish the effect of my condition on my day to day life. I was given a full examination and detailed measurements of my legs were made to ensure the best possible fit for my new hosiery. I was treated with the utmost respect and courtesy by ALL the staff I met on the day I visited the hospital.
What could be improved
The wait for an appointment was quite lengthy following the referral from my GP. When I did receive an appointment by post, it was cancelled almost immdeiately and replaced with a later appointment. I do however appreciate that dovetailing patients requirments operational constraints will always be an issue. In my view the long wait for an appointment was more than justified by the outcome of the visit.
I believe that the Lymphodema Clinic and the nurse involved in my care are a valuable asset to this PCT and a credit to the NHS. I cannot speak highly enough of my nurse.