"Thoughtful & respectful"
About: London Ambulance Service NHS Trust London Ambulance Service NHS Trust London SE1 8SD Northwick Park Hospital / Accident and emergency Northwick Park Hospital Accident and emergency Harrow HA1 3UJ
Posted by Eskimo (as ),
It was a Sunday evening and I rushed up to A and E, from the south, having called the ambulance for my 94 year old father. The paramedics were brilliant on the phone, then as I drove into Northwick Park (a two hour drive) I had a call from Dr. Callum telling me how poorly my dad was. I told him I was just driving into the car park and I rushed in to A and E. Sadly I had to hang around a bit at the reception desk as people were on the phone or discussing other patients, and it was really busy. Then I was taken to Ressus by a kind and friendly lady whose name I don't know (reception team).
By the time I got to my Dad he was clearly dying, but I made it with about 10-15 mins to spare and was able to say goodbye. Dr Callum (surname not sure?) and Nurse Michael could not have been kinder, more calm and professional or more thoughtful and respectful. Considering how busy it was, they both made themselves available and as soon as I popped my head out to say I thought my Dad had passed await they were there. I was not entirely 100% myself since I had just returned from visiting family in the USA that day and the jet lag was kicking in, so I appreciated their kind direction even more.
So, in short, well done A and E and particularly Callum and Michael for a professional, respectful, person-centred approach . You were absolutely terrific.