"I can only commend all the caring staff"

About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) / General medicine

(as the patient),

After coughing, severe headaches for a week and a rash on my chest, my husband took me to A&E fearing meningitis.

Despite being very busy I was taken in very quickly and after blood test the consultant said I was severely dehydrated with a serious pneumonia infection on my right lung.

A drip and intravenous antibiotics were immediately done. I was admitted in ward H4 a few hours later where the staff looked after me so well: from the nurses to the doctors, despite being extremely busy! Scanners and MRI were performed rapidly.

Dr Schreiber was amazing and took the time to show me the X-ray with my lung infection. She explained so well and performed a lumbar puncture so professionally: there was no pain and I had every faith in her abilities!

I can only commend all the caring staff: so professional, despite being too busy!

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Response from Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

Thanks so much for taking time to share your recent experience.

It's always a boost to morale to receive such positive feedback and we will make sure it is shared with the teams involved.