My GP sent me to the A&E dept. of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary due to a massive unexplained drop in my Haemoglobin. Whilst in A&E a nurse was involved in my care. I was later transferred to a neighbouring short term ward for 3 days.
As a 40 year old professional who keeps very fit and has no medical conditions this was extremely worrying and traumatising especially with no visitors and the real likelyhood that I had a serious bone marrow problem. Due to the type of ward, I was next to a busy corridor with no door and the type of other patients meant I had no sleep for 3 days.
On day 3 the same nurse was back on duty in a&e and saw I was still admitted next door, and came through to say hello and ask how I was.
This small gesture meant a lot to me especially with how I was feeling and my mental state at that time. They didn't need to and this act of kindness really helped lift my spirits.
"A member of staff showing care."
About: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France / Accident & Emergency Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France Accident & Emergency EH16 4SA
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