"Excellent care by Ward 3 and surgical team"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
Posted by Laura
I was taken to Northumbria in the early hours on 20th April by blue light ambulance with an acute bowel obstruction, a usual occurrence with someone like myself with a long history of Crohns Disease.
I was accompanied by my husband and my mum.
The staff in A&E were attentive and very helpful.
They were busy but kept my relatives informed and called the on call surgical registrar who attended to me in A&E and admitted me to Ward 3.
I spent two days on Ward 3 under the care of the colorectal team and I cannot say a bad word about my stay.
I am so grateful to the doctors, nurses, health care assistants, pharmacy team, the nutritional advisors and the domestic staff.
They all worked well to make sure that I was comfortable and kept informed at all times.
I had been admitted to the same ward in June 2015 just after Northumbria opened and I was very unimpressed with the ward but I can now say that they were teething problems and the ward is now well run and a credit to the sister and matron.
Please pass on my thanks to the whole team!