Our 6 year old son required to have a number of blood tests within a couple months, all at different hospitals. We had poor experiences at other hospitals but Femi was excellent. We went to see Femi a few days before to talk through the process. On the day there were challenges with our son being extremely upset and running out of the consultation room a number of times. Femi handled the situation perfectly. He gained trust at the start and even at the end spoke to our son at his level telling him how brave he was. He knew when to be gentle and kind but also when to be a bit more assertive when there was an unwillingness to proceed! Nicest and most personal set of blood tests we’ve had! Thank you.
I bought my 4 month old Son in for a blood test with Femi, he was super kind, caring and attentive and put us both at ease. It is not an easy task to carry out this procedure on such a small baby but Femi was so kind and patient and it was a lovely calm environment. I could not recommend Femi and his team more, thank you!
Following on from an appointment with the paediatrician, my 8 year old daughter needed to have an unexpected blood test. She became quite upset and distressed at the thought of it but then Femi was sent our way to speak to her. After spending a few minutes talking to her, Femi had calmed her down and changed her mind so she was happy to have the blood taken. Femi is an absolute credit to Spire and has a magical way dealing with children , thank you so much!
My son came to have various tests and was instantly put at ease by Femi. He explained everything that was going to happen and was kind, gentle, funny and professional. Thank you Femi, you were fabulous and made a difficult morning a lot easier.
I’ve seen Dr Hii for a skin test and Femi for more skin tests and blood tests for my baby girl. I was so nervous and anxious about the blood test but Femi made me feel so much better and he was so relaxed which helped me!! Femi also always responds to my panic emails over the weekend and is so caring!!! I really appreciate everything both Dr Hii and Femi have done for my daughter! Thanks so much!!
We visited the clinic for my 2.5 yr old daughter for an allergy skin prick test and a blood test. Femi was inviting and transparent from the initial start explaining what the tests would entail. As my daughter was so young she was given a local anesthetic in the areas which the blood was going to be taken. I was expecting that the blood tests would leave my daughter distressed, having not been a fan of injections in the past. But Femi was reassuring and playful, as she sat watching Peppa pig, completely un-phased by what was happening. The whole experience was comforting for both my daughter and me as a parent. She came away smiling with a paw patrol plaster and clutching her new cuddly toy. Would definitely recommend.
It was very good all the service and information provided by the doctors, assistants, nurses and staff of the Paediatric Gut clinic. Special mention to Dr Hii, Eleanor Smith that was always very helpful, quick and efficient, Paediatric Nurse Femi was very patient and knowledgeable, Dr Hi also provided accurate information and great experience. Thank you very much to everyone for the excellent care given to my daughter Steffi.
My 2.8 year old daughter has very small veins. She was recently hospitalised and had to have many blood tests. Never was the vein got first time which lead to my daughter having an extreme fear. Previously we would have to restrain her for such a test.
Femi completely put my daughter at ease he was so kind and cairing she instantly connected with her. When it came to taking her bloods it was a miracle the vein was got first time and the test was completed with minimal fuss and upset.
It was by far the nicest and most personal medical appointment we’ve been to.
Femi was really fantastic at making sure both we and Archie were relaxed and happy, and he didn’t even notice the blood being taken once the magic numbing cream had done its job! Having an older child who is scared of needles, this made such a difference to us and I feel confident that Archie will be able to engage with anything like this that is necessary in the future due to his positive experience.
Thank you, Femi!
Thanks so much for looking after Lula yesterday during her Hydrogen Breath Test and blood tests. Lula has previously fainted after having a blood test and so is quite nervous about having them, however, you were very kind and reassuring to her which made the blood test a lot easier. She also really liked you and being able to watch the Boss Baby film whilst having the Hydrogen Breath Test all really helped with her anxiety.