LETTER: Highest praise and gratitude
The District General Hospital is at present in Special Measures; however, from my very recent experience that situation is certainly not reflected in the professionalism of the staff.
I visited my GP last week, having felt unwell, and he gave me a thorough check-up and, as a result, he wrote a covering letter urging me to go to the A&E Stroke Unit as soon as possible .
Having signed in and handed in the letter I was soon looked after by two nurses in the most caring manner.
During my investigation, I had bloods taken, a brain scan, physical tests and was questioned in the most sensitive manner regarding my general health. The outcome was that I have experienced at some time a TIA or Silent Stroke and I left the hospital with advice on how to cope with the situation.
I have nothing but the highest praise and gratitude for the team who looked after me, the two stroke nurses , the scan team and the stroke doctor who was extremely thorough and kind in his overall investigation of my health. This was the NHS at its finest.
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