"My admission to St Helier Hospital"

About: East Surrey Hospital St Helier Hospital / Nephrology

(as the patient),

I was a patient in East Surrey Hopital in early 2009. I was sent there supposedly suffering from pneumonia, whilst in there I was given huge doses of intravenous antibiotics but condition worsened. Dr Harris was visiting patients and when she saw me, she concluded that I was suffering from a rare auto-immune disease called Wegener's granulomatosis and immediately transferred as an emergency to St Helier hospital for treatment. Whilst there I had superb treatment over two weeks and I felt better. I was discharged and have to take various drugs to hold off the disease, which is in-curable. I have to go to the Renal Clinic every few months and my medication is reviewed.

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Response from Tasha Gardner, Communications Manager, Marketing and Communications, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Morrie

Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback, it was very good to read Dr Harris recognised your disease and you were treated promptly.

Kind regards


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