Testimonials from Olivia’s patients

Spire Patient Feedback Report for 2023

Full report can be found at PHIN

You can also have a look here on google reviews and leave your own review.

Here are a few things that Olivia’s patients have said about her.

Dr Barney has been very professional and reassuring during my time as her patient. I feel she has offered expert advice and care and would not hesitate to contact her again.

Since my early 20’s I’ve been plagued with various gynaecological issues culminating in painful periods, peri menopausal symptoms etc. Having seen other positive reviews I finally pressed to be referred to Miss Barney this year. She is hands down the most kind compassionate Dr I have ever encountered. She takes time to examine you fully without feeling rushed, she explained all of my conditions and recommended a full hysterectomy this summer. Both her, the spire team and her secretary Gemma couldn’t have been more supportive during my consultation, operation and recovery. I cannot thank Miss Barney enough for her personable, caring and reassuring approach and her second to none care of me.

I felt in very safe hands throughout.

I feel very lucky to have found Dr Barney and to have received medical care from her. She listened empathetically to my issues and looked after me with the utmost care. She is highly skilled and experienced. I have already recommended her to my friends.

[Miss Barney] and her team looked after me very well . Before the procedure it was explained very well and what was to be expected and all the leaflet was well explained. i would like to thank you my consultant and her team for all the care I received during my procedure.

Dr Barney is just the best. Would recommend her to anyone. I would never use anyone else. She also has an excellent team working with her. I was so worried about the procedure and she was so caring and understanding. Excellent doctor.

[Miss Barney] was very approachable and took time to explain things in a way that me and my husband understood. She never appeared rushed or impatient and was happy to answer questions. I would recommend her to others.

Lovely consultant

Both Miss Barney and Dr Sadler {Consultant Anaesthetist} were very thorough, caring and attentive. They listened to me and explained everything in detail

Dr Barney performed an anterior repair operation which was successful, she also helped me with medication for the menopause. She understands and listens to your concerns and I would recommend her to friends and family.

Dr Olivia Barney was amazing. Made me feel so at ease and I was so worried. She informed me of everything she really is excellent Would definitely recommend her

Miss Barney was superb. I felt safe in her hands. She allowed sufficient time to explain everything thoroughly and was extremely re-assuring and understanding in her manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Miss Barney.

Miss Barney was very good with understanding what was wrong from my first appointment and had my procedure done within in very good time after my first appointment. She explained everything to me so I knew what was happening and wasn’t worried.

I was very worried about the whole process, starting with the initial zoom appointment, but Miss Barney put me at ease. She listened, and explained things clearly.

Miss Olivia Barney was brilliant. I have already recommended her to several friends.

Miss Barney has a very pleasant manner and kept me informed at every stage, she also came to see me the day after my op, and seemed very caring.

Miss Barney was amazing. Kind, compassionate, calm. Explained over and over when I needed her too because of my anxiety.

Miss Barney was clear, efficient and supportive in her communications, I felt in safe hands and felt understood for the first time with my condition. She took a weight of my shoulders and has given me my life back. I can’t thank her and her team enough.

Miss Barney totally put me at ease and gave me lots of additional information relating to tests carried out previously by NHS, which I hadn’t been made aware of. She was kind and understanding and was happy to answer all my questions.

What can I say; Miss Barney is a lovely caring & compassionate lady. She puts you at ease as soon as you meet her & feel comfortable talking to her. Miss Barney explains things in a very simple to understand way & I completely trust her capabilities of giving me a ‘normal’ life back. My experience has been horrendous with the NHS & it’s such a relief to find a competent & highly professional specialist in whom I have complete trust.My sincerest thanks & gratitude to Miss Barney.

My consultant, Miss Barney, has been extremely professional right from the first online consultant through to the operation. All procedures were fully explained. I felt in extremely safe hands throughout. I cannot recommend Miss Barney highly enough. Thank you.

Miss Barney was so lovely right from the word go. She listened and understood and didn’t for one second make me feel rushed or pressured. She explained everything well. She put me at ease straight away.

During my consultation she listened to all my worries without any judgement, I felt heard. {Miss Barney} answered all my questions in a way that enabled me to make informed decisions about my care. Felt very comfortable talking to Miss Barney throughout my consultation and left feeling happy that the right course of action was being taken.

My consultant, Olivia Barney, was amazing. Her expertise and professionalism is second to none. I think {Spire Hospital} are very lucky to have such a lovely, caring and compassionate consultant that I am sure has probably saved my life but most certainly my sanity, and just took the time to listen to me unlike my GP who to this day is still refusing to see me.

Dear Dr Barney,                                                                                                                I wanted to say thank you for seeing me back in October 2019 at LRI. We were unsure if I had an ectopic but found a viable pregnancy. I am happy to tell you that we are blessed with the safe arrival of our baby girl on 19.06.2020. I did drop off a Christmas card and cookies just before Christmas to thank you and your team; I hope some were saved for you. Due to the current circumstances, I am unable to thank you in person but I’m hoping one day I can come and do that with baby. Again, thank you.

Dear Miss Barney
We can’t thank you enough for what you’ve given to us, for all your support during our journey which looked impossible for the results in few cases. This little lady it’s a miracle from god who been given to us by your angel hands. 
Thursday was the best best day in our life. Thank you for that day and being with us from our deep hearts.
Wish you all health and wellness.

Dr Olivia Barney was a fabulous surgeon/consultant. She understood very quickly that I was worried about every aspect of the operation and I felt completely comfortable talking to her. She saw me on several occasions explaining every step in a caring way until I felt happy to proceed. She spoke to me before the operation again to reassure me and she also came to see me as soon as I had come round. It is now 11 weeks after the operation and I feel great. I recovered very quickly and my scar is nothing short of amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Thank you Olivia for your patience and understanding.

Miss Barney was wonderful. I was very anxious and she not only gave me a quick diagnosis, but was genuinely caring and understanding too. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.

Dr Olivia Barney completely understood my situation and made it possible for me to have a hysterectomy very quickly which I really appreciated. At consultation appointments I found her to be very thorough in her investigations and her friendly and open manner made her very easy to talk to. It is now 12 weeks after my operation and overall my recovery has been very good, with no major post operative problems for which I am extremely grateful. Thank you Dr Olivia Barney!

Dr Barney diagnosed & treated me when I was suffering from a very rare cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy. Her incredible skills & knowledge undoubtedly saved my life and my future fertility.

Extremely Caring, and a very very understanding Doctor, made me feel totally at ease and explained everything that was going to happen to me at our first appointment. I saw Miss Barney At Coalville for my appointment, I was very scared and in a lot of pain and Miss Barney reassured me that she would sort me out and she kept her word. I was fortunate enough to be placed on an extra theatre list and Miss Barney Administration team called me to say we have a date which meant been done sooner than expected. Even when the day came for my operation Miss Barney came and reassured me that everything would be OK, And she kept her word. At my 6 week checkup, I felt great I was talking to Miss Barney and remember saying “I am a new women, happier, healthier and looking back to getting back to my normal way of life!!” I owe so much to Miss Barney she is an amazing surgeon /Consultant from start to finish and even after if I have a concern, all I do is call and my questions and concerns are answered.
Thank you Miss Barney and your amazing team. Xx xxx 

I wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you and your wonderful team have done to get me back to my normal, happy, healthy self. You’re a true inspiration and a very kind caring consultant and I am very glad to have been under your care. Words can’t express how much I appreciate what you have done for me and my family to get me back to work and fullish health really soon. Forever in my gratitude

Just a “thank you” is a mighty powerful prayer. Says it all. You have made me a new person – pain free and back to my happy outgoing self. You are an amazing, caring, passionate consultant with a fantastic bedside manner. Thank you again for everything

I thank you for helping me through my sickness and your personality was beautiful. The way you spoke to me made me feel very happy and comfortable. God bless you and I will always think of you. Your willpower was amazing. Thank you for all you do and wishing you well for the future. God bless

Miss Barney is very friendly, personable and pre surgery did explain there was no guarantee my fibroid could be treated but hoped some could be removed. Unfortunately this was not the case so I’m no further forward in my care. But she did take the time afterwards to explain my next step treatment options. Unfortunately they are not available at Spires.

following some bad news “Thank you for taking the time yesterday for me. I really appreciate it”

Thank you for being a great doctor – all your time and effort has made the world of difference to me

Just want to say a big thank you for helping me back on the road to recovery

Thanks for taking great care of me and my bump and for keeping an eye on me so far in my pregnancy. We really appreciate it

Thanks for the help and support you gave my wife yesterday. You were the first doctor to sit down and explain everything. Once again, big thanks