I was admitted to hospital following a heart attack and stayed for 3 weeks over Xmas. I wasn’t informed about what was happening regarding my treatment and when asked I kept being told that either the surgeon or cardiologist weren’t available and needed to talk to each other before making a decision. This went on for 3 weeks - I moved through 4 different wards and was in 5 different beds. The first day back after the holiday I was seen by both consultants and sent home with medication. I think that this could have happened after the first week but Xmas and new year got in the way! I was then discharged with no lifestyle, dietary or exercise advice and no contact phone number.
Husband has been diagnosed with prostate and bladder cancer. The service from point of GP referral has been quick and efficient, with plenty of information available and generally handled well so far. Scans have been done speedily and staff helpful. Car parking is biggest anxiety!
I have been under the care of Respiratory for the past year, my Consultant Dr Llehm has been excellent, a very polite doctor very thorough in his approach to try to diagnose my condition, I was given the opportunity to agree the stages of my care with him. The Respiratory Team as a whole have been excellent. Thank you.
My son needed to have a brace and a North Staffs Orthodontic nurse, at UHNM who has trained in autism was really helpful and provided a really good service. Due to his condition, my son would not open his mouth, she was very patient and because he goes to a specialist support school, which is a fairly long way from the hospital, it was difficult to get to get to the hospital in the normal appointment slots, but the nurse was prepared to wait past the usual hours and see my son after the normal appointment times.
My son and daughter have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which affects their connective tissue and mobility. (Hypermobile EDS). It seems that you have to fight for everything through the hospital (UHNM). My son is in significant pain and the only thing that seems to help is physiotherapy, however he is not accessing an open-access physio service, which he used to. So when he hurts herself or falls over, his muscles go really tight, they have to go back to the GP to be referred back to Physiotherapy. We are also have had to push for him to see a podiatrist, which is really helpful to the condition