"TIA Treatment"

About: Good Hope Hospital / General medicine

(as the patient),

Recentlye I suffered a TIA whilst visiting my sister in North Staffs Uni. Hospital. I attended A & E at 21. 15hrs, seen by a nurse who summoned a doctor who said I could wait to see a member of the A & E team. This happened at around midnight. I was sent home with a letter stating I had had more than one episode of TIA, treated with ear drops administered orally. No one told me not to drive so I drove to Tamworth the next day.

I attend my own doctor in Tamworth (Dr Misra Aldergate) who was very concerned taking the time to phone Good Hope and speaking to the Stroke team. My son and daughter took me there. The staff were on the case instantly checking my reactions and giving me a full examination. Okay, I had to wait until 21. 15hrs to be admitted but there was someone checking on me every half hour or so while we waited in AMU (I think). The staff on ward 24 were brilliant from the lady who bustled in with the tea, the cleaner, nursing staff, doctors to Mr Henry the consultant. I cannot say anything bad about anyone, they were all caring and professional from beginning to end.

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Response from Ann-Marie Riley, Head Nurse, Good Hope Hospital, Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear peatman

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback - I know the team will be thrilled to receive this.

It was lovely to read that you had a positive experience from the all the various professsionals that make up the team!

I do hope you are recovering well

Kind regards

Ann Marie

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Update posted by peatman (the patient)

Thanks for that Anne-Marie. I can only speak as I find. Have been associated in one way or another with Good Hope since 1988 I have never met anyone, in any position who has not been totally professional, kind and supportive. I still have a small toy rabbit named after a member of staff from ITU where I stayed in 86. Phyllis goes everywhere with me reminding me of how lucky I was with my treatment and care from the staff at Good Hope. In this modern society everyone wants dealing with now, its easy to be critical and not see the whole picture.

Response from Stroke Association, Stroke Association

Hi peatman

It is excellent to hear of your experience at Good Hope hospital.

If you need any more support or information, our Stroke Helpline is there for anyone who has been affected by stroke or TIA. We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on 0303 30 33 100. You can also email us at info@stroke.org.uk.

Best wishes

Stroke Information Service


Stroke Association staff are not medically trained and the information provided does not replace information given to you by your own healthcare provider.

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Response from Good Hope Hospital

Dear Sir or Madam, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your experience at Good Hope Hospital. It is lovely to receive such positive feedback from our patients and I do hope that you are now making steady progess in your recovery. All feedback is used by the Patient Experience Team to identify themes and trends across the organisation to highlight areas of improvement as well as areas of excellence. Your comments have been forwarded to the Patient Experience Team. Once again thank you for your posting. Best wishes Patient Services Team.

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