"Quad Bypass Surgery"

About: Royal Stoke University Hospital / Cardiology Royal Stoke University Hospital / Vascular surgery

(as the patient),

One year ago my life was severely restricted, due to chronic angina pain. I had angiograms and the most recent, in May 2015 conducted by Dr Paul, confirmed that many arteries were acutely narrowed.

As a result, I was admitted into the Royal Stoke Cardiothoracic unit last July and had my quadruple bypass performed by the magnificent Mr Ridley, with Dr Singh as anaesthetist.

I was later transferred to Critical Care and admirably looked after by Sister Debbie plus staff Nurses Lydia 1, Lydia 2 and Reggieth.

I was later transferred to HDU ward 223, under the care of staff Nurses Laurence and Patsy (sister of Lydia 1) and remained there until my discharge.

Now, one year later, I am like a new man and feel that my life was truly renewed and enriched. I can never adequately thank all the wonderful staff I met and suffice to say, I owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.

Thank God for Mr Ridley's great expertise and thank God for the doctors, nursing staff and HCAs at the Royal Stoke Hospital.

I would love to return and shake their hands. I am forever grateful and will never forget they saved, and then changed my life.

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Response from University Hospitals of North Midlands

Dear 'Mikey D'

Thank you for your feedback on your experience at University Hospitals of North Midlands.

I will forward your comments on to all the staff mentioned, they will be delighted to hear your thoughts and pleased with your recovery.

Thank you and best wishes