"I can't thank Southend Hospital enough"
About: Southend Hospital / Accident and emergency Southend Hospital Accident and emergency Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0RY
Posted by paulzone (as ),
I attended A&E at Southend Hospital in October with what I believed was a reaction to antibiotics. My throat was tightening and I was finding it increasingly difficult to talk.
I was seen almost immediately and admitted. I was informed that I would need to be intubated due to my breathing, I was struggling at this point. I awoke 2 weeks later and was informed I had been diagnosed with Ludwig's Angina. I have some vague memories of the time I was sedated. I mostly remember vivid and frightening images of events that did not occur. I was delusional and experiencing hallucinations, auditory and visually.
I can't thank the medical and nursing staff enough for the skill and commitment they demonstrated throughout my time at the unit.
I was later admitted to Ellenor Hobbs ward (Acute Medical Unit). Again the care given to me and other patients was faultless. I feel very humbled by the whole experience.
There are some extraordinary people working at this hospital. I can't really put into words how I feel and there is much left unsaid about my experience.