"Thank you for the great care for bacterial menengitis"

About: Ayr Hospital / General Medicine Ayr Hospital / Ophthalmology

(as the patient),

On boxing day 2012, I was rushed to Ayr hospital about 1 hour from death. Meningitis was diagnosed by the ICU unit in Ayr hospital. They saved my life with their expertise.

I would personally wish to thank Susan, Mark, and Tony for their efforts and saving me. I have absolutely no complaints about Ayr hospital, although I cannot remember most of the 7 weeks I spent in there.

I would also like to thank all the staff in the ophthalmology department, as I lost the sight in my right eye due to the meningitis, which assisted the onset of endogenous opthalmitis in my right eye.

I would like to thank Dr Awan, previously of ayr hospital, and Mr Srinivasson who has taken over my treatment. I had cataract surgery and then a cornea transplant last week to try and enhance my sight.

Thank you very much to nurses and doctors throughout Ayr Hospital. If not for them, I would not be here to tell my story.

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Response from Eunice Goodwin, Patient Feedback Manager for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Quality Improvement and Governance Team, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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Dear Fisherman,

I am sorry to hear you had meningitis and the resulting complications but it is wonderful to hear that you have had such good care throughout your heath problems. I do hope your eye sight has recovered and you have no lasting problems.

I will be delighted to pass your thanks to all the staff in A/E at Ayr particularly Susan, Mark, and Tony, Opthalmology, out patient Opthalmology, ICU in Ayr and Dr Awan and Mr Srinivasson in Ayr. If I have missed anyone out, please post more details and I will make sure they receive your thanks.

Your post also serves as a reminder to us all how serious Meningitis can be and how important it is to seek immediate care from the experts, which you so righty did.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us,

Do take care, kind regards,

Eunice

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