"She was treated with incredible care and respect"
Posted by Rawlings16 (as ),
My 21 year old daughter is quadriplegic and suffers from a serious and potentially fatal condition called Autonomic Dysreflexia as a direct result of her spinal cord injury.
She had a series of continuous AD attacks which amounted to excruciating pain in her head and BP of 240+. She was rushed to Boston A& E and, despite the immense pressure faced by the department, she was treated quickly and stabilised sufficiently enough to be moved to a ward.
On the AMSS ward and again, despite the immense pressure faced by the ward, she was treated with incredible care and respect and, for the first time in a non specialist Spinal Unit, she felt confident and comfortable and extremely well looked after. As mum and full-time carer, I was allowed to stay on the ward where I was equally treated very well.
All staff from consultants to support staff were fantastic and a remarkable credit not only to themselves but to the NHS and should be reminded as such, especially in these difficult, challenging and uncertain times.