"Fantastic care at MRI and Warrington Hospital Audiology Dept ."
About: Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester Royal Infirmary Manchester M13 9WL Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Warrington WA5 1QG
Posted by bjl257 (as ),
I was being treated by Warrington Audiology dept for severe deafness in both ears. I cannot praise the staff at Warr. Audiology high enough. They do a very difficult and skilled job with compassion and patience. I`ve never once felt rushed or that I was being a nuisance, they genuinely care about my hearing experience and, for that, I am so grateful.
My Consultant at Warrington felt he had taken me as far as he could and referred me to his colleague at Manchester Royal Infirmary ( where I have been twice).
The MRI is a huge place and is actually 4 linked hospitals. If you start at the wrong end, then you have on heck of a journey to get to your correct department.
Matters weren`t helped yesterday because of a huge holdup on the M56. I had allowed an hour from Warrington for a mid morning appointment. I hate being late and was panicking when I realised this was a big holdup on the Motorway. I arrived 25 mins late having parked the car at the wrong end of the 4 hospitals. As soon as I walked in, I was looking for signs and information boards and a gentleman porter said ` You appear lost, may I help you? ` I was a long way from where I needed to be, he pointed me in the right direction and said I`d pick up signs when I got nearer. 5 Minutes later I was looking around for signs and again I was asked, this time by a nurse, if she could help me. This has never, ever happened in any other hospital. I sometimes feel I am wearing my invisibility cloak in some places.
I found Audiology with the nurses directions and went to reception, apologised profusely for being late and gave my name. The receptionist said` Thank goodness you`re here, we`ve got the police out, the army, a couple of helicopters just looking for you. Sit down, get your breath back, we`ll look after you! `
Marvellous! When I told her how kind people had been giving me directions, she said it was part of everyone's training who started work there. They are shown films on how to help, talk to patients, the same training films that John Lewis partnership use for their staff.
So a huge Thank you to Warrington Audiology department and to all the staff at M R I. Well done for my patient care.