"Raising a glass to the porters at Worcester Royal"

About: Worcestershire Royal Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

I stayed at Worcester Royal recently for over a week and I wanted to pay tribute to a group of staff which are probably overlooked - the porters.

After arriving in A&E on the first day, a very tall grey haired porter took me for the first scan. What an angel! I went from sitting in A&E being tended to by a locum doctor with a somewhat difficult line of communication and being somewhat concerned with what was going on. A simple trip with the porter cheered me up no end.

The gentleman concerned (very tall, big set with grey hair) was a lovely man, very jovial and amicable and actually put me at ease in the space of a minute, and more so than I had been in the previous hour or so.

This was to be repeated later when staying in AMU and Laurel wards with a number of scans. Each time I was picked up by a porter who was chatty, amusing and very social. I can't tell you how lovely that is when you are feeling sick, concerned and bemused sometimes by what was going on. I was dressed in the hospital gown and the porter who picked me up from Laurel ward grabbed a blanket and informed me that he wanted to make sure "my patients" were cared for. What a lovely attitude.

So kudos to the somewhat unsung heroes in the midst of your staff.

I'm at home now and raise a glass (albeit caffeine free tea! ) to the Porters from Worcester Royal. Thank you so much gents for helping to make my stay that much more enjoyable.

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