"Excellent care and impeccable clinical judgement"
About: North Manchester General Hospital North Manchester General Hospital Manchester M8 5RB
Posted by A
This review is somewhat belated, for which I apologise, but we have had a prolonged house move since my treatment at NMGH. Following my arrival by ambulance, a review by the very efficient Surgical Triage Team flagged up the possibility of perforations on my colon, which had burst. I was given a CT Scan late the same evening and told I would need emergency surgery the following morning prior to my admission onto Ward F5. I spent a restless night, when the Ward staff were very helpful, before the Consultant arrived the following morning. The Consultant explained that an operation was a serious step involving a Stoma bag, but commented that my overall physical condition indicated an alternative approach, which was a course of in-house treatment with strong anti-biotics. Needless to say, I agreed with much relief.
I stayed on Ward F5 for almost 2 weeks & the nursing team changed my medication every 8 hours around the clock for that time. I am pleased to say that I made a very good recovery, although I still have divrticular disease for which the consultant prescribed on-going medication.
I cannot thank the Consultant, their team, the nursing staff and all the staff at NMGH enough for everything they did for me at what was a very low and difficult time in my life.