"We are so fortunate to have all this good care..."
About: Queen's Hospital, Burton Upon Trent Queen's Hospital, Burton Upon Trent Burton -on- Trent DE13 0RB
Posted by Mrs Elizabeth McHale
What I liked
I can not praise the staff highly enough. They were warm, caring & courteous. Buzzers were answered promptly, and I noticed that patients much older than I, and perhaps a bit confused, were treated with patience at all times.(this gave me hope for the future, as it is probably a stage we all get to, if God spares us).
The nurses on that ward are certainly not 'too posh to wash'----as expressed by many in a discussion on radio 4 recently. I wrote to them to say so.
I would also like to express my thanks to the staff I saw on A&E, both on my initial visit and on two subsequent occasions, when they were so kind, and I was probably just reacting to 'beta blockers' and panicking. I was frightened and they reassured me.
I really feel that all the treatment I have received, including that of the paramedics who attended me has helped me make such a wonderful recovery.
I have now started to avail myself of the exercise classes provided for cardiac rehabilitation.
I really appreciate the car I have received, and hope you will pass this on to all concerned.
Elizabeth McHale 8/10/11
What could be improved
It's pretty well impossible to sleep most nights, but I can't really see how that can be improved.
One sister was using a torch to write on the white board and to access files etc
Maybe the curtains around the beds could be drawn at night, but they may need to be open for necessary observation.