"Colonoscopy procedure at Tiverton Hospital"

About: Tiverton and District Hospital / Endoscopy

(as a relative),

My husband recently attended Tiverton Hospital for a Colonoscopy procedure. He is disabled, and although the preparation treatment at home was very unpleasant for him, when we arrived at the hospital, the staff were extremely kind and patient - they didn't rush him and the atmosphere was very calm and quiet, which helped a great deal. It is very noticeable that treatment in a small local hospital like Tiverton is so much nicer than being in a very large busy hospital where the staff are overstretched and have no time to spend with patients who need a little extra help. It would be wonderful if more services were available at Tiverton.

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Response from Gaynor Hitchcock, Directorate Governance Lead for Trauma, Orthopaedics, Critical Care & Rheumatology, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your husband's recent visit to Tiverton hospitial and I am glad the staff were able to take the time to support your husband through his daycase procedure in a calm and helpful manner. I will ensure your comments are passed on to the team at Tiverton.

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