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About: Pilgrim Hospital Pilgrim Hospital Boston PE21 9QS
Posted by Anonymous
approx 4 weeks ago my 96 yr old father fell over and fractured his femur (hip)i he was taken into boston pilgtim to which, I have to be honest, due to the reviews I was concerned! he was taken in via A& E and was processed through, given pain relief We were then carefully informed of the dangers of the effects of the anesthetic on my dad due to his age, ! He had an op to pin the break then back for recovery to ward 3B within 24 hours of the actual fall. for 48 hours my dad was on the edge with very kow blood pressure and organs not functioning properly We where called in and made fully aware of the possible outcome over this ceitical period; but for the unrelenting efforts of the consultants doctors and all the nursing and surport staff We are certain my dads life would have ended. ward 3B Thak you all! My dad steadily recovered (plenty of bad and good days), and stayed on ward 3B for 4 weeks Today he transfered into a nursing home and will be home with us within the next month.I can honestly state that at the critical time the unrelenting efforts made suroassed my expectations the only point I can make is these good prople proffessionally calmly and quietly cope with all the problems including sometimes evident staff shortages! thank you from all my dad's family