"Throat cancer - Rotherham Hospital the very best"

About: Rotherham Hospital

(as the patient),

Being in a 'scary' place having been diagnosed with throat cancer, I really had to put my life in the hands of professionals.

Rotherham Hospital was without doubt the very best! Everything was done with speed and care - I really struggled with the fact I have to have a peg inserted and was very frightened - I was hoping to go to 'sleep' to have the procedure and panicked when I wasn't! I found this to be quite traumatic - I was shown by once by a hurried young nurse how to put the syringe in and pump (just a few moments). I would have liked several goes at it with a professional present and I did get in a tangle with it later that day at home (they had left me with a bag attached. )

I didn't know or realise this should not be there - rang the Hospital and was verbally told this. Peg nurses were then sent every few weeks. I have lost a total of 4 stones and still have the peg (losing weight every month). I am in unit for dietician to help me.

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Response from Kerry Hollingworth, Corporate Affairs Officer, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Maestro423, Thank you for your posting on PO and your positive comments about our hospital. We are concerned to hear that you did not feel supported initially when your PICC was inserted and that you found the experience to be traumatic.

Should you wish to escalate this further, please do get back in touch, we would like to explore the circumstances around this experience and better understand how we can learn and improve the support and care we provide in future.

With best wishes,


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