"Professional, supportive and considerate"
About: Hairmyres Hospital / General Medicine Hairmyres Hospital General Medicine G75 8RG
Posted by onlygscott (as ),
I was admitted to Hairmyers Hospital, via Accident and Emergency last weekend with a 'lower respiratory tract infection' which was classed as pneumonia, and a fast heart rate. For three days I was treated with intravenous antibiotics after which I was discharged with follow-up medicines to take.I would just like to say that the treatment which I received was, in general, first class.
The staff were professional, supportive and considerate and I found the whole experience very reassuring. I would like to thank all the staff in Ward 2 that attended to me, and in particular nurse Gina who was most helpful. Also in Accident and Emergency, nurse Lauren was particularly friendly and efficient.
The only drawback was the appalling food which was on offer, including Rice Crispies for breakfast, dry bread and a cup of tea for supper and not a shred of fruit morning or night.One last comment: the doctor who discharged me, not Dr Mukhopadhyay, promised to write a letter for my holiday insurance company to say that I had been in hospital and was unable to travel at that time. She failed to do so.