"Both my husband and I have recently had..."

About: Bedford Hospital South Wing

What I liked

Both my husband and I have recently had angiograms in the Cardiac Catherisation Suite. I cannot praise the nurses there highly enough - nothing is too much trouble. The ward is spotless, all the staff are very attentive, caring and friendly. Having also recently been a patient at two other hospitals, one in a Private Patient's Ward, the Bedford Hospital nurses stand out by a mile. Thank you all.

What could be improved

I can't think how the experience could have been improved - this feels like being a private patient on the NHS.

Anything else?

There is no place to record feedback for consultants, but my consultant cardiologist has been outstanding. I had previously had a very bad and extremely painful experience under another consultant's care in a different hospital and was therefore unduly terrified of the procedure. My consultant couldn't have been kinder and more reassuring, but he made no false promises, for which I respect him. He later performed an angioplasty and stent insertion at another hospital - again nothing but praise for his manner and competence. This site asks you not to use names but to the consultant - thank you so much.

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Response from Bedford Hospital South Wing

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Bedford Hospital's NHS Choices site. We really welcome patient feedback and we will ensure that your kind comments are passed on to the staff in the Cardiac Catheterisation Suite.

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