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Firstly apart from 1 nurse on ward 32 all the staff i have encounted have been lovely .I had an op 4th Dec and again on 6th Feb i cant fault the team involved in that but there has been few things that have made me wonder.in the recovery rm on the 4th dec a doctor callapsed with suspected noro virus while i was recovering there was a nurse holding their tunic over her mouth saying the room needed a red clean and they needed to protect herself as they were on monitoring not something you want to be hearing in a recovery rm.secondly my notes were misplaced due to the strike i was meant to have a follow up appointment 4wks after my first op never happened i had to chase app up only to be told i had cancer so its a good job i did.on my second op i had to stay longer due to feeling so unwell and having few complications i was vomiting and the nurse on ward 32 said to me i had no more than a tension headache and should have a more positive attitude to my diagnosis and to stop getting myself worked up it was just an allegic reaction.this is not helpfull when yor 34 and told you have a rare cancer and your feeling so ill .nobody wants to be in hosp or feeling as ill as i felt at that point with no answers.i was discharged with wrong info again and to top it off i was told i must have follow up app in 3 weeks i had an app come through for 6 wks later quite honestly its frightening when you have cancer to think that my life is solely in there hands

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Response from Pinderfields General Hospital

We are concerned to note these comments and would be pleased to formally investigate if the patient would like to contact us directly with appropriate details. The email address is pals@midyorks.nhs.uk

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