"A night to remember"

About: Eastbourne District General Hospital

Referred by GP presenting with high blood pressure and irregular heart beat I ended up in A&E overnight on Tuesday 6 October. Accompanied by a friend I was there from 1900 - 0500.

I had regular BP measurements, blood tests and heart monitoring.

I even had a chest xray at midnight. The tea was welcome as were the updates

The staff were faultless. It's not an easy environment when witnessing some of the cases arriving. With medication for the blood pressure and an onward appointment for co-agulation tests we left.

It's definitely not Munchausen Syndrome ........

I really hope that after the turmoil of the last few years the hospital regains its position as a hospital for Eastbourne and District - the clue is in the name - with over 90,000 souls in the town and surrounding area we need (and deserve) a joined up, fully functioning facility not a reduced service operation through which tumbleweed blows.

Good luck .......and thank you.

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Response from Eastbourne District General Hospital

Dear Jayne

Thank you for posting your feedback on NHS choices about the night you spent in the A&E department at Eastbourne DGH.

We're pleased that you found the staff to be 'faultless' in observing and treating your condition.

It's always encouraging for staff to receive positive feedback as this recognises the high quality care they provide.

Please be assured that your comments will be shared with the A&E Staff and other relevant management staff within the Trust.

We send our warmest wishes to you and hope that you are feeling better.