"Fantastic NICU ward 6"
About: Leeds General Infirmary / Neurology Leeds General Infirmary Neurology LS1 3EX
Posted by Stevens Angels (as ),
In June our dad was rushed to you from BRI. He's been attacked after trying to retrieve his mobile phone from the thief who stole it. He was punched once to the left side of his jaw. He then fell back, fractured the back of his skull, had two bleeds, one either side at the front of his brain, one which entered the brain. As you can imagine this felt like a nightmare that we should wake from at any minute. That was not the case. It was happening to us. Our poor 58 year old dad was laid in an NICU bed after having to be sedated due to his injuries and his behaviour from these. He spent a total of 11 days in there before going to ward 25. Every single nurse/sister on ward 6 were amazing with us. They told us exactly what was happening, supporting us when we were extremely upset and also lifted the mood if we needed it. They are all a credit to ward 6. We didn't think we would have our dad back. Now two months since it happened he is at home, trying to live his life as he used to. He has lost hearing in his right ear, hopefully he will get it back again, we just don't know at this stage. The four weeks he spent in hospital was eased by the help and support of the nurses/sisters etc in Ward 6 and ward 25, plus all the physios, occupational therapists, doctors etc. Without you I don't know how he would be now. We will be forever grateful to all you have done for us. Keep up the fantastic, amazing work you do.