"Emergency Surgery at Mid Staffs: I literally owe them my life"
About: Stafford Hospital / General surgery Stafford Hospital General surgery ST16 3SA
Posted by Old Porter (as ),
After suffering severe abdominal pain, the NHS Direct service booked me in to the out of hours GP clinic. From there I was swiftly transferred to the Surgical Assessment Unit. Despite it being a Sunday afternoon, I had several tests and examination and was diagnosed with a blocked digestive system. The following morning I went into surgery and the surgical team rectified an abscess on my small bowel. I then recuperated at Stafford Hospital until Friday when I was discharged. I cannot praise highly enough the professionalism and care of everybody who took care of me in the hospital. I literally owe them my life.