"Treatment for a blood infection after chemotherapy"

About: Community Health Services / Phlebotomy Whiston Hospital / Clinical haematology

(as the patient),

In 2005 I was told I had ovarian cancer, which was progressive. I am still having chemo, this is my 4th course so I have had a lot of blood taken.

Recently I had to go into hospital for a blood infection, my stay in hospital was made much better by the care I was given by nursing staff which was very good.

The phlebotomy service I can only say in 7 years has been excellent both in hospital and at home. They are very friendly and make you feel special. In 7 years I have seen a Macmillan nurse just once. If I need a district nurse I pick up the phone and one will come, fortunately I am still pretty active and can do things for myself.

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Response from Jacqui Sellek, PALS Co-ordinator, Patient Advice Liaison Service, Community Health Services at 5 Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Syphon28

It was great to receive your posting expressing your appreciation about a wide range of services which you have accessed over recent years which have been provided at the hospital and within the community. Staff from the hospital, Phlebotomy services, Macmillan service and District Nursing will all be extremely pleased to receive your feedback. Thank you so much for taking the time to let us have your kind comments.

With best wishes

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