Nurse appeal - patient comments

As part of our 2nd Endocrine Nurse Appeal we have compiled some comments about our current brilliant nurse


Through contacting the Foundation, I was privileged to make contact with Nurse Alison Milne, the Endocrine Specialist Nurse, who has truly been a life-line to me at times of great need and worry.

Not only is she remarkably understanding, has a vast expertise on her speciality, but is kind, patient and most supportive. I have learned so much from her. 

She has been a life-line to me (and no doubt to everyone who has occasion to seek her advice). 

I do not know what I would have done without her help and guidance.

You must be very proud indeed that she is part of your professional team.  

It is clear that she is devoted to her work and she gives it her all.  Her dedication is praiseworthy.   

Please ensure that my comments are placed on Alison's file, with my heartfelt thanks.


Endocrine Nurse Alison 

I just wanted to say how impressed I was with your Nurse Helpline.

I've not used before but I felt really reassured and my questions were more than answered.

It's when you access something like this that you realise how vital it is, I shall endeavour to support your fundraising even more!

Thanks for a professional and caring service.



My journey's been a long one shall we say. I just wanted to write to say what an asset Alison is to The Pituitary Foundation.

I've had to call lots of times when I've been worried about tests/scans.

She always listens and offers expert advice and is always extremely supportive.

Please pass on my sincere thanks to her. Keep up the good work!


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Our Alison – did you know?

Did you know that as well as supporting many patients on her Nurse Helpline, Alison bends over backwards to make sure she raises the pituitary flag high!

She organises annual spring time teas, awareness walks in the park, holds annual pituitary awareness month stands at her hospital, supports with donations to every other member of Foundation staff doing challenges.

Alison gives talks to health care professionals, and trains nurses in adrenal insufficiency too.

She is often to be seen at her local support group and others in the area, to provide her expertise and answers questions.

Her commitment to The Foundation, and to the pituitary patients we serve, is exceptional and awe inspiring. Pat McBride, Head of Patient and Family Services