"My brother found the staff very friendly and supportive"

About: Carlisle Disablement Services Centre Victoria Cottage Hospital

(as a relative),

My brother was admitted to Maryport Cottage Hospital on 08/01/2010. He had been fitted with a syringe drive over Christmas period to stop his vomiting but because of his disability he couldn't cope with the machine. He has was seen by Dr. Hewson in hospital and referred back to Dr Macdonald at Carlisle. He had three procedures carried out at Carlisle whilst staying at the Cottage and after the first procedure was put on a saline drip to rehydrate him as he was so weak he could hardly walk. During his time at the hospital (5 weeks plus) he gained weight, he stopped vomiting and his general health improved vastly. Unfortunately, he developed a pressure sore to his spine which is now healed. The hospital staff were extremely co-operative and flexible with visiting arrangements, particularly as I had to make a journey from south of the river Derwent in Workington. I was kept fully informed of my brothers situation both when at the hospital and by telephone. My brother was very comfortable staying there and found the staff very friendly and supportive.

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Response from Carol Ivison, Matron, Victoria Cottage (Maryport) Hospital

Thank you so much for your kind comments on the care your brother recieved during his stay at maryport.

the staff at maryport pride themselves on the excellant care they give and i know they will feel sad that unfortunatly your brother developed a pressure area thankfully your brother condition as you indicate vastly improved and so has his pressure area.

i will feed back to staff

opinions are extremially important to us helping to maintain and improve on standards

best wishes to you and your brother


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