"Life-saving care at Lewisham Hospital"

About: University Hospital Lewisham / General surgery

(as the patient),

I had a perforated sub-duodenal ulcer and was near death. I was assessed and diagnosed at A&E and operated on a few hours later by Mr Steger and his team and then cared for, in a coma and hovering between life and death, by the brilliant Intensive Care Unit nurses and doctors.

One of my first memories when I came round was of the lovely and skilled physiotherapists who at first just brushed my hair and then later helped me to walk again. I was discharged home exactly a year ago.

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Response from Patient Experience Team, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

Thank you for posting your story about your health care at Lewisham Hospital. I’m very sorry to hear of the health problems that you have experienced, but I am very pleased to hear that the care you experienced at Lewisham Hospital reflected the high standards that we expect from our staff. I hope that you have made a full recovery and wish you well for the future.

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