"Prompt attention to potentially serious condition"
About: Conquest Hospital Conquest Hospital St. Leonards-on-Sea TN37 7RD
Posted by Herbie Morris
I was staying in Bexhill on holiday; I'm having chemotherapy for Bowel cancer and at 7.00pm one evening I had symptoms which could have indicated a potentially life threatening condition of Neutropenic sepsis. My normal support team is at Exeter where I live and they advised that I needed an immediate blood test and treatment if the test showed Neutropenia. Although I am not a patient of East Sussex Healthcare trust, I was looked after incredibly well. A&E was busy when I arrived, but my blood test was carried out immediately on arrival and the results were available within 1/2 an hour. Luckily the test was negative, but I was advised to see a Doctor before being discharged. I was made comfortable in a clean cubicle and attended to extremely well by the nursing staff. I had a near crisis with my Ileostomy bag, which was averted by the prompt and interested attention of one of the nurses. I did have to wait for a while to see the Doctor, but A & E was busy that night, so no complaints with that. The Doctor who attended me understood my condition well and was able to advise me accordingly. I could not praise the staff in A & E Conquest hospital more highly, everyone from the receptionist, nurses and doctor were excellent - I wish I had the names of those who attended me, but you all know who you are so thank you all very much indeed.