"North Tyneside hospital gave me back the will to..."

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Following referral from the GP about a possible stroke I went to see a specialist at North Tyneside hospital. After the results I was handed over to a cancer specialist at the hospital.

I was assessed and referred for Chemotherapy.

Everything has been excellent. The consultant was very efficient.

Unfortunately the chemotherapy did not result as effectively as it was hoped, and shortly thereafter I was put on steroids which worked extremely well. They gave me my appetite back and also my desire to live.

Towards the end of 2012 I had to return to the chemotherapy specialist and after a lengthy discussion it was decided to put me on a treatment in involving taking regular tablets, which I have started on. I am returning for a review next week.

The service at the hospital throughout has been excellent.

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Response from North Tyneside General Hospital

Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch to give us this valuable feedback about your care.

It feels like you have been through an extremely challenging time with your health and so it is lovely to hear that you have not only regained your appetite but also your fighting spirit too.

We are delighted that all aspects of our service have been excellent for you. It is precisely this consistency of care that we’d want for all our patients, across all our hospitals, every minute of every day. Your kind words will mean a great deal to our oncology team – we will ensure they know just how much their care has meant. Thanks once again for giving us the opportunity to celebrate their good work.

As you return to us for your review this week, we 'd want to offer you every best wish for your recovery.

Kind regards,

Annie Laverty – Director of Patient Experience on behalf of Northumbria Healthcare.

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