"Nursing staff got me through a terrible time"

About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital / Cardiothoracic surgery

(as the patient),

I was admitted on in mid June to the Cardiac Unit after suffering a heart attack at Royal Preston Hospital.

I was greeted from the ambulance by two smiling, friendly nurses and that trend continued throughout my 4 week stay at the Cardiology Unit, everyone was so friendly and helpful, no exceptions, from the truly wonderful consultant who saved my life, Mr Tang and everyone else who cared for me on the 3 wards I was in during my stay.

Before and after my op I was extremely poorly and very scared but the nursing staff were so brilliant with me and got me through a terrible time. It would be wrong of me to name them all but the special ones will know who I mean, the shear professionalism and dedication shown by all the staff I encountered was just incredible and words alone cannot express my eternal gratitude to be given a second chance at life and I will never forget the care given to me by my Angels of mercy, thank you so much all of you.

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Response from Paul Jebb, Assistant Director of Nursing (patient experience), Clinical Governance, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Many thanks for your feedback. I will ensure that Mr Tang and the nursing team are sent this.

I am gald you are recovering well

Best Wishes


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Update posted by Forever grateful (the patient)

Hi, this is just an update regarding previous stories. I have applied to be a Volunteer Health Mentor at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and if successful I hope to be somewhere near Unit 12 where I received such wonderful care and treatment.

This is my way of showing my appreciation to all the staff who saved my life and cared for me afterwards, for me a great opportunity to give something back and also to help those who are currently going through similar experiences to the ones I went through. It will also allow me to see the great people in Unit 12 on a weekly basis and maybe thank them in person.

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