"I had a stroke and so my first stay in hospital"
About: Heartlands Hospital / General medicine Heartlands Hospital General medicine B9 5SS
Posted by LizzieDripping (as ),
I was behaving strangely whilst on holiday in Derbyshire so we rushed home to get help. The tunnels in Birmingham were closed and we ended up at Heartlands rather than our local, the QE. I was admitted to ward 20 and was regularly seen by Dr Sandler and his team. I had an OT assessment and the physio too. Later I saw the Speech and Language Therapist as well. The nursing and ward staff on ward 20 and then on Beech ward were thorough and good to me.
They also were caring towards other ill patients.
I am now going on the TARDIS research trial and I hope this will help others. My only complaint is that beech ward pillows were very flat and generally the food was not good. Overall this was a positive experience for my first in patient stay in hospital: hopefully my last. Thank you to everyone including X-Ray staff and those in MRI and Doppler.