"I am writing this on behalf of ..."

About: Good Hope Hospital

What I liked

I am writing this on behalf of my daughter, back in 2003 she had meningococcal septicaemia, and would like to let Good Hope a&e drs know how very thankful I am. If it wasnt for them she wouldnt be here now. It was down to there hard work, teamwork and quick thinking, even through the time they were treating her there was someone updating us on her progress and what they were doing. also the receptionist at the desk needs an enormous thankyou. They fought very hard to save her life and saving a 7month old baby they did brilliant! They brought her back from the brink and now she is a lively 5yr old who loves school and has lots of friends, and i will let her know when shes old enough exactly how Good Hope saved her, I will praise them all forever. Im still very grateful i took her to Good Hope as where i live i could have chosen other hospitals and the outcome may have been different. Sorry i have left this thankyou 4yrs but only just discovered this site.

What could be improved

Back in 2003 they didnt have equipment to fit a small baby so they could take blood pressure and monitor it. Whether this has changed now im not sure?

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››


Response from Good Hope Hospital

I am very pleased to hear that your daughter is now a healthy, active 5yr old. In response to your question, equipment for children at GHH has improved immensely from what you describe. GHH has equipment to monitor a child/baby's condition that is appropriate to the child/baby's age. This includes, blood pressure monitoring, pulse oximetry (measuring the amount of oxygen in the child's blood) and also critical signs monitoring. I hope this is reassuring to you.

  • {{helpful}} of {{total()}} people think this response is helpful