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"My terrifying illness"

About: Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary / Physiotherapy Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary / Rheumatology Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary / Speech and Language Therapy

(as the patient),

I took a rare autoimmune condition which caused me to be paralysed and very ill for a while. Going from being a very independent healthy person to not being able to do anything was terrifying. I was being fed through a nasogastric tube and had to have a line in my neck. The staff in Dumfries infirmary are second to none. They have been amazing with me. From the nurses, doctors, physio, occupational therapists and speech and language to the anaesthetists, and lots of other staff involved in my care I have nothing but Massive thanks. Especially to the doctors and nurses in critical care and ward c5. And the rheumatology team too. I’m at present in ward c5 and the treatment im getting is the best I could wish for and I’m working with the physio team to get home. I want to thank everyone who has got me where I am. The staff need more recognition. Everybody has been amazing and I genuinely can’t thank them enough.  

Responses

Response from Annette Finnigan, Senior Patient Experience & Safety Officer, Acute and Diagnostic Services Directorate, NHS Dumfries and Galloway nearly 2 years ago
Annette Finnigan
Senior Patient Experience & Safety Officer, Acute and Diagnostic Services Directorate,
NHS Dumfries and Galloway

I am a Senior Patient Experience & Safety Officer for Acute and Diagnostic Services

Submitted on 20/01/2020 at 13:02
Published on Care Opinion at 13:02


Dear Happy6,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am pleased to hear that our teams have been able to support you through what must have been a very worrying time.

I will be sure to share your kind words with the teams that you have mentioned as I know that they will be delighted to receive such positive feedback.

I wish you well with your recovery.

Kind regards,

Annette

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