"Brilliant staff and great facilities"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
I was brought to A&E by ambulance and the student nurse was really lovely, as was the nurse who checked what they'd done.
I was then taken to Ambulatory Care unit and was settled in well. The doctor who cared for me was very friendly and made sure I understood and had a say in everything that was done. I also had to go for an ultrasound, and again I couldn't fault the staff on the ward.
The staff who took my blood pressure etc, and the man who brought me lunch, were also very friendly and chatty.
It turned out I have deep vein thrombosis, so we were waiting in the room for quite a while as they sorted out how I was going to be treated, which involved talks with the Freeman hospital, but I was kept well up to date whenever they got new information.
I was also very pleased with how not a single staff member seemed to disapprove of me having my newborn baby with me. Every person we spoke to complimented her, and at several points they offered to come back a bit later so I could finish breastfeeding my daughter. The doctor also reassured me, before I even had a chance to ask, that the medication I had to take was safe while breastfeeding.
In conclusion, despite waiting for some time the staff and facilities at the hospital on A&E, X-Ray and mainly Ambulatory Care were brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone.