"Husbands visit to A & E 6pm Friday 1st July and..."

About: North Manchester General Hospital

A massive thank you to all staff at a & e on Friday evening.

My husband has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and on Friday developed a high fever due to a water infection .

He was so obviously very poorly when I brought him in that the receptionist immediately got him a wheelchair and within minutes he was into triage and then through to see a doctor.

He was soon on an antibiotic drip and in a small private side room.

When they realised he wouldn't be able to have a bed in a ward for a while they brought a more comfortable bed down for him.

He was kept in the hospital until Saturday evening and although he had a couple of moves we were kept informed and reassured the whole time.

yes, of course we felt at times that we were waiting for one person or another to see him but we cannot fault the attention he got from doctors, nurses or ancillary staff especially considering it was a Friday night which I am sure is usually very busy.

Special thanks to the staff on reception who got him admitted so quickly, I was in a bit of a state myself but they were so kind and calm and I was just so relieved that we didn't have to sit and wait. Well done everyone on A & E at NMGH the Pennine Trust and NHS should be proud of you.

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Response from North Manchester General Hospital

Thank you for the posting; we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

We work hard to provide patients with excellent care and experience, so we are pleased to know we have achieved this for both you and your husband.

Your kind comments have been shared with the A+E team involved in your care.