"10 stars to Christchurch and Bournemouth..."
About: Christchurch Hospital Christchurch Hospital Christchurch BH23 2JX
Posted by Mary Barker
I can't praise Christchurch Hospital enough!
Have just returned from GCA diagnosis with the consultant, who saw me straight away (I didn't even have to wait) and was totally attentive, knowledgeable, answered all of my questions and gave me a definite diagnosis of Temporal Arteritis.
If I had a choice I'd rather not have it, but they gave me something positive to work on, pointers to watch out for and reasons why I feel so rotten all the time on high dose steroids.
The nurses and all of the staff were so very kind, including the pathology nurse, the clinic nurse who held my shaky hand and the x-ray nurses who were so reassuring.
Even workmen passing by asked me if I knew which way I was going.
I nearly lost my sight just before Christmas and it is thanks to quick emergency action in Bournemouth Ambulatory Service and the opthalmic Bournemouth team that I didn't and was able to see all of my family (almost) clearly on Christmas Day.
And I never even had to be admitted, but was called up regularly at home to check how I was getting on.
How do you thank people enough for that?