"Care in A&E and Hyper Acute Stroke ward"
About: East Surrey Hospital East Surrey Hospital Redhill RH1 5RH
Posted by Charles
I count myself very fortunate that the ambulance that picked me up after a slight stroke took me to the East Surrey Hospital in Redhill. From the moment of my arrival at the A&E department to my final discharge, I was treated with kindness and expertise that left nothing to be desired. Yes, there were moments when I waited longer than I would have preferred for a scan or a porter to take me back to the ward, but they were never unbearably long. I really felt secure in the knowledge of everyone involved in my care, from the consultant to the doctors and radiographers. The nurses and care assistants were unfailingly kind and good at their jobs. Everyone was cheerful and did their best to lift the spirits of even the most severely-affected patients.
Even the food was better than I had expected, cooked in the hospital's own kitchen, on-site - not always the case in the NHS.
One last thing: anyone who complains about too many non-British people working in this country should spend a few days at the East Surrey Hospital. I was looked after by staff from Lebanon, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Italy, and probably from other countries as well, and was extremely glad they are working here! Our NHS, and our country, would be a lot worse off if they were not here.
I would unhesitatingly recommend the East Surrey Hospital for anyone who suffers a stroke.