"Covid-19 -My experience"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted via nhs.uk
My name is Kathleen Burt and this is my story. I ended up at Medway Maritime after a phone call to 111 who immediately sent an ambulance who took me to Medway Hospital. Going back a bit a few days before I had had a test which came back positive for Covid-19. I was told to go home for 14 days and stay here. About 8-10 days into the "stay at home" I started having high temperature and other symptoms which I had never had before, like loss of smell and taste. I phoned 111 and in 10 minutes I had an ambulance outside my house. I was taken to A&E and spent the night at the A&E Ward. The next day in the morning I was taken to Tennison(???) Ward. Spent a couple of nights there and was then sent to Jade Ward and then to a private room within Jade Ward where treatment continued non-stop. Doctors and nurses always attentive to any change. I have no words to explain how thankful; I am to all the staff - in fact the word "thank you"doesn't exist for what the Doctors and nurses do In those wards. They give their all to the patients. In my view they are angels in disguise.. I was there altogether for about 10 days (I am not exactly sure) - by the way: who says Hospital food is bad? The food is very tasty at Medway Hospital ..... What else can I say about the Doctors and nurses in Tennysson(???) Ward and Jade Ward - (I am not sure where their strength comes from). They are special people and as I said above they are angels in disguise and this includes all of them , the ones serving our breakfast, and all the cups of tea through day, the staff puffing up our pillows to make us feel more comfortable. I dont know what else to say and I will be forever thankful to hem. I am home now and continuing to recouperate and whenever I think of my experience at Medway Hospital I have a big smile on my face. My story was a success story. Thank you guys!!!!