"I had a brain haemorrhage in December ..."

About: Northwick Park Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

I had a brain haemorrhage in December 2006 and an epiliptec relapse of cluster fits in the following February. My final (hopefully)fit occured while I was eating and I choked. The nurses leapt seemingly from nowhere and saved my life. They saved my life in December by controlling my breathing and stopped my screaming when my brain was haemorrhaging. My neurologist has answered my thousands of questions with patience and interest. A1.

What could be improved

I was unconscious for the worst part but apparently I was told to walk to the toilet minutes after a seizure. I was also put in a bed which didn't have a communication bell. Also, when I was transferred it was done by cab with no oxygen canister. Very risky. They still saved my life twice though.

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Response from Northwick Park Hospital

Thank you for your positive comments about the care you received at our hospital which we would like to pass on to the staff who cared for you. If you would like to talk to us directly please call 020 8869 2026.

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