"NHS Staffordshire saved my life Twice in 4 years !..."

About: Stafford Hospital

I was admitted to hospital on the 30th September 2014, with de-hydration after falling ill on a recent trip to Egypt After extensive tests and attention I was sent under isolation into a room on the Acute Cardiac Ward, where I stayed until discharged on the 6th October 2014 The staff in A&E, and ACU were marvellous, nothing was too much trouble, and although quite ill and "wired up" to the machinery, I can almost say that I enjoyed my stay The level of care and attention I received from the Doctors, Nurses, Staff, and Health care assistants was second to none The catering staff produced good quality food, and I was never short of drinks or company I observed that my fellow patients all received equal care and attention. I admit that I did take chocolates into the hospital as a thank you to all the staff on ACU But I also felt it was worth mentioning here for Joe Public to see as well Stafford may have had bad press in the past, but I neither looked or located any examples of bad nursing or care practises during my stay The title of my review is simply that 4 years ago I suffered a massive heart attack immediately outside Cannock hospital. Luckily due to my location and the crash team I survived to tell the tale, having been blue lighted to Stafford and onto N-U-L for final angioplasty and Stents This time I was ill I collapsed in my GP's reception area, so my location was again perfect ! So again a huge thanks to all at Stafford for getting me back to full health and into work within a fortnight yours sincerely

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Response from Head of Patient Experience, Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Mr Tinker

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I am delighted to hear that you have received such timely care exactly when you needed it and have such a positive account of the way you have been cared for in our hospital.

Wishing you continued good health. Try not to work too hard!

Kind Regards

Angela Grocott

Head of Patient Experience