"I have been treated at the Liver ..."
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham) Birmingham B15 2TH
Posted by Nicola Curphey (as ),
What I liked I have been treated at the Liver Unit at the QE for over 12 years. During that time I have had three liver transplants and various complications. During that time I have been treated with the utmost respect and dignity and always as a partner in my care. The Physicians and surgeons are some of the best in the world but are always accessible and instantly recognise their patients. Being in hospital is distressing but the level of expertise and honesty of the health care professionals makes you feel safe. I have always been treated as a whole person they do not just look after your Liver. I have to fly in from an offshore island to be treated but would rather go there than to my local hospital. I have the utmost faith in my consultant Dr Mutimer and his team. Family members are looked after in Nuffield House by a kind and caring accommodation team. Liver Outpatients is friendly and caring despite being increasingly busy. What could be improved? The only thing that could be improved is the building but a new hospital is being built. Staff must have a difficult job to keep the building clean. Liver Outpatients is to be amalgamated with General Outpatients and I feel this may be detrimental to both patients and staff where long term trusting relationships have been formed. Anything else? I would recommend the Liver Unit and its staff to anybody and would like to acknowledge the wonderful job that they do.