"Care following subarachnoid haemorrhage"
About: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Nottingham NG8 6PY John Radcliffe Hospital / Neurosurgery John Radcliffe Hospital Neurosurgery OX3 9DU Kettering General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Kettering General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics NN16 8UZ
Posted by odiepops (as ),
I was initially admitted via A and E at Kettering general where a CT scan was clear but lumbar puncture indicated brain bleed.
I was transferred to the John Radcliffe, West Wing Neurosciences Oxford, by ambulance which was a pretty harrowing journey.
Impressed at having my own room, and bathroom, clean modern and thoroughly wonderful Neurosciences dept.
Whilst it was a horrible and frightening experience, I am thankful beyond words to have been there. A place that I now know to be amongst the best in the world.
The place gave me confidence in its modernity, cleanliness and above all standard of care generally.
I had my own room and ensuite, and although I moved rooms several times - due to different levels of care needed i suppose - it was all done smoothly. (My last night was spent in a 4 bedded bay, with less attentive nurses, but I suppose I had been spoilt.)
I particularly remember two male nurses "Bill" (not his real name- he was Greek) and Andre. These were particularly wonderful to me.
Even the cleaning and catering staff were all lovely and the food - was an important part of the day, there was always something on the menu which I fancied, and usually received what I was expecting.
My neurosurgeon for the SAH coiling was Dr Rufus Corkill and my Consultant was Mr Alex Green. Quite honestly they saved my life
I was extremely grateful to have received all the treatment, care and attention that I did. I would say there was an element of LOVE about it, from all to me and from myself.