"The flagship for the NHS"
Posted by Michael Dunnington
Re: Ward 625 / Hospital number K073991 / Room 22 I was referred to the Russells Hall Hospital by my GP in January of this year. After a bone marrow biopsy I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. and was admitted to the Georgina Ward unit that very night of February 10th. After a further two chemotherapy treatments my consultant recommended me to the New Queen Elizabeth and in August I underwent a stem cell transplant in Ward 625. Every doctor and nurse I have met is of the highest standard; they show excellent care for the patient; they have empathy, compassion and a genuine sense of humour with a positive attitude that aids the recovery of the patient. The news of my cancer was devastating and it was with great apprehension I entered the hospital and even more apprehension for the transplant process. However, I can now only promote the high standards of medical care that is given to the patients. Forgive me for not knowing the surname of one of the doctors; but they were all introduced to me by their forename. I would like to record my thanks to such expert medical practitioners. I would like to mention one doctor in particular who was the shining example of professionalism; their confidence and patient care was second to none. I felt so safe in their hands and they guided me through the process with such outstanding care. The nurses in the unit must be the very best in the NHS. They each have a unique personality that gives comfort to the patients and makes the stay in isolation the best that it could possibly be under the circumstances. I would like to record my thanks for their nursing excellence. Most especially I would like to record my thanks to one particular nurse – shortly after my stem cell transplant I had a “moment” – who was there to comfort me and I will never forget that. The clinical nurses and ancillary staff too were of the highest calibre. I would like to mention the person who cleaned my room every morning – they were a delight to wake up to and we had many exhilarating conversations. A true professional. I thank the hospital and its staff and know that I am being treated by the most expert medical team in the UK. Lastly may I mention the food? In the previous hospital the food was inedible – but in the New QE it was fantastic, every meal was nourishing and excellent quality and the staff who served had the same professionalism as the medical team. It is without doubt that the New QE Hospital is THE flagship of the NHS Michael Dunnington