"Admitted through A&E"
About: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King's Lynn) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King's Lynn) King's Lynn PE30 4ET
Posted by Norris Taylor
Admitted on the evening of Friday the 13th Dec! Ambulance crew first rate; A&E Team very kind but what was most evident was the slick and professional nature of the whole experience. An assessment was made of my condition and I was transferred upstairs to the SAU. Examined by senior doctor in the early hours of Saturday morning and seen on Saturday afternoon by the consultant. Treatment started in A&E and continued throughout the weekend. I was recovered sufficiently to be discharged on Sunday afternoon. Nursing staff, both British and Overseas nurses, were a credit to both the QE and their profession. The Ward environment was calm, warm and I felt very confident that I was in the best of care. Thanks to the whole team. One recommendation, based on my experience on the ward, would be: It would, I believe, help the nursing staff if they had a simple card printed in the main languages of patients who are admitted to hospital. The card should ask: I am going to take your blood pressure and temperature. Are you in pain (with a score of 1 - 10) Do you need pain relief Do you feel sick Do you need the toilet/drink etc,etc