"Suspected stroke"

About: Leighton Hospital

Arrived at about 8.45 in A&E last night after experiencing severe head pain and tingling sensations in my face. The receptionist was efficient and considerate. Realised my pain and must have placed me on high priority. I saw the waiting room and my heart sank. It was full, smelt stale and noisy, due to the volume of people. There was an estimated 3hr wait. My husband didn't hardly have time to sit down when I was called to triage. The nurse was professional and compassionate. After observations they put me in a wheelchair and took me to the main A&E treatment bay. after a short wait I was seen, had a CT scan and a report by the doctor. A warning! On my way home with good news at 11pm. Excellent care, thanks and well done. Norma Bayley

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Response from Leighton Hospital

Dear Mrs Bayley Thank you very much for posting your positive comments about your recent experience in ED on NHS Choices. I will make sure that your feedback is shared with the staff in our Emergency Department and I know that they will very much appreciate your kind comments. I do hope you are now well on the road to recovery after your visit. Thank you again for taking the time and trouble to give us your feedback. Yours sincerely Verity Lockett Service Manager, Emergency Department

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