"A long stay in an excellent hospital with terrific..."
About: Papworth Hospital Papworth Hospital Cambridge CB23 3RE
Posted by Pleased Patient
I spent six weeks on Mallard Ward at at Papworth and I was tremendously impressed by the hospital and all of its staff. The expertise of the doctors and nurses is so clear -- no matter what happens, they always seem to know how best to respond. This must be the very best place to go with serious heart or lung problems. What's more, I found that all of the staff, at every level, was amazingly caring and thoughtful. Over the course of six weeks, I had the chance to see a great deal of interaction with patients. Never once did I feel that the staff was anything less than professional and compassionate (even when, as happens, we patients were being difficult). In addition, the various teams in the hospital consistently communicated and worked together very well. As a long-term patient, I also appreciated the availability of wifi on the ward and the good range of decent meal choices. In fact, special mention should go to the food service staff, who always managed to deliver the food hot and to cheerfully and proactively handle special needs. Of course, I wouldn't recommend being so sick that a long-term hospital stay is required. But if required, I can't believe there's a better place to spend it than at Papworth Hospital.