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“My pain improved from 10/10 to almost zero after keyhole
“Although I had read elsewhere that the removal of veins using
the laser technique caused very little discomfort I was slightly
sceptical on the basis that if it sounds too good to be true it
invariably isn't. In my case the removal procedure took around 30
mins during which time my leg was slightly numb from the local
anaesthetic. After about another hour I put on the support stocking
and felt no pain whatsoever then or indeed later. The same
afternoon I worked from home and took the bus into work and back
for the next two days. During the fortnight after the operation I
exercised regularly and went for an 8 mile walk after seven days
and played squash after ten days. All in all a very satisfactory
experience. Thank you very much!”
BH, Colchester, Essex
“It’s most welcoming, there’s no need for fear, there’s warmth
and welcome to every patient I’ve seen. I have always been
impressed with the care and efficiency of the staff under Matron
Juliet Driver and it is apparent in patient contact throughout the
Mr Desmond Boyden, Colchester, Essex.
"(Husband) said you were really kind and caring in every way.
You helped him to feel confident and relaxed as you worked in a
very skilled way ... Thank you for looking after my lovely husband
Mrs Celia Strange, Wivenhoe, Essex.
“I had my first knee replacement five years ago with you, which
was excellent, so I came back for the second (Visionaire) knee
which has exceeded my expectations. If I had a third knee I would
come straight back”.
Mr Keith Hodgson, Essex.
What do you think we did well?
“Everything. In particular preparing me before I came in so that
I knew what to expect – there were no surprises. Every single
member of staff with whom I have come into contact has been
affable, courteous, knowledgeable and has given me confidence.
Thank you to them all.”
Mr Joseph Cleary, Ipswich, Suffolk.
“Excellent care – again – in all areas. Everyone very helpful
and friendly. Had contact with Matron and General Manager again.
Very nice approachable people. Mr Milne took the time to inform
individual patients himself of work being done in corridor.
Mrs Janet Staples, Brightlingsea, Essex.
Mr K said:
“Everything was first class. Great communication and attention
from consultant and nursing staff alike.”
Mr T said:
“I was anxious. The nurses and consultants were very friendly
and professional and reduced my anxiety to nil. The room was clean
and bright and the aftercare excellent. Overall, an experience I
was dreading was in the event, extremely positive.”
Mr M said:
“A calming influence from the consultants and all of staff
connected with the procedures one is involved in, a big bonus where
blood pressure and heart complaints are evident”.
Mrs M said:
“The care I have received is excellent, staff were professional,
caring and just wonderful. Food was great, catering staff
excellent. Thank you to all”.