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In 2017 Jen Gilroy-Cheetham’s life changed forever. Just six months after having her second child, she was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumour and was advised that she would need to undergo keyhole surgery to have half of her stomach removed. Complications led to one of the darkest and scariest times of Jen’s life, as she was put into a hospital ward feeling unwell, vulnerable and extremely unsafe.

Jen, previously a programme manager at the Innovation Agency, shares her experience with Trevor Dale on Atrainability Radio. She talks from experience as a patient and as a healthcare professional and relives her journey to recovery. Jen highlights what’s needed within a healthcare setting to make patients feel safe and explains what needs to change and hopes that by talking about her experience may help others in the future.

Here’s my conversation with Jen Gilroy-Cheetham, in episode 09 of Atrainability Radio.

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