"My treatment and after care"

About: Russells Hall Hospital / Breast surgery Russells Hall Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

In January 2012 I was admitted to the acute stroke unit from the A&E dept. The care I received was second to none.

In July 2012 I was again taken to A&E dept. by ambulance for a high heart rate. It was on a sunday and for five hours several doctors worked on me and eventually I was stabalised and admitted to the HDU ward. The staff worked so hard and nothing seemed too much trouble. I cannot thank them enough.

During this time I had been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. The appointments for treatment were made promptly and within 2/3 weeks from diagnosis I was receiving chemotherapy. Mrs Allerton, ( the oncologist) and her team were very committed to patient care and so supportive. I cannot put into words how good the treatment and after care I received from Mrs Allerton and her team has been. The treatment is still on-going and I have nothing but admiration for Mrs Allerton and her team.

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Response from The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about the care you received at our hospital.

It is so important to us to know we are offering the best possible care and that you have felt so supported through such a difficult diagnosis. You have been so complimentary about our staff in A&E, the Acute Stroke Unit, HDU and oncology that we will be very pleased to pass your feedback onto them.

We wish you all the best with the rest of your treatment.