"Pleased with Stafford Hospital Accident and Emergency Department"
About: NHS Direct NHS Trust NHS Direct NHS Trust E1 8EU Stafford Hospital / Accident and emergency Stafford Hospital Accident and emergency Stafford ST16 3SA West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Brierley Hill DY5 1LX
Posted by Lucy Lastick (as ),
On Sunday, I fell off a ladder (which slipped as I was pruning a tall hedge). Although I managed to make my way back into my house and lay down for a couple of hours, I was still in pain so decided to call NHS-Direct for advice on whether it was better to keep moving or keep still. After a bit of questioning NHS direct told me to stay still and they were sending an ambulance. I was taken to Stafford Hospital A&E and I couldn't have had better attention. From the ambulance crew, nurses, doctors and X-ray department I was never left alone for very long and every person I saw was pleasant and attentive - even the receptionist who allowed me to use her phone to call my neighbour and eventually, phoned for a taxi when I was released about three hours later - having determined that I'd fractured a vertebrae.
I have nothing but compliments for Stafford A&E and shall be sending a donation to their fundraising department.