"Under the care of the Infectious Diseases team at Monklands "

About: Monklands District General Hospital / Ear, Nose & Throat Monklands District General Hospital / General Surgery

(as the patient),

I was diagnosed with active non pulmonary TB in September 2010 after undergoing a biopsy on a neck lump under Mr Kang Consultant ENT surgeon. The care I received from Mr Kang and his team was tremendous at a very difficult time when I expected the worst.

On being diagnosed with TB I was transferred to the care of Dr Nicholas Kennedy, Infectious Diseases Consultant at Monklands.

I would like to say that at all my monthly appointments I was treated with dignity and respect by all members of his team. I was constantly given reassurance and advice re my condition until I was signed off as `cured` in May 2011.

Given all the bad press Monklands Hospital receives I would like to say that my experience has only been very very good. As a fellow NHS worker, I understand the imense pressures the very difficult current financial and budget contraints cause.

I feel the sterling work the staff do at Monklands Hospital whilst coping with these conditions and still providing a very high standard of care is very much under recognised.

So keep up the good work Infectious diseases and thank you for helping me back to health again.

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Response from Rosemary Lyness, Executive Clinical Director, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear bunny5,

Thank you for telling us about your experience, I am pleased it was a positive one.

NHS Lanarkshire joined Patient Opinion in May 2013 and we have been responding to submissions since then.

I would like to acknowledge your submission which was posted before we became a member. I would be happy to hear from you again through Patient Opinion or you can go to the “Contact Us” section of the NHS Lanarkshire website to see the other ways to get in touch www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

I hope your experiences with NHS Lanarkshire have continued to be positive.

Kind regards

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