"Treatment was fantastic, the care was faultless"

About: NHS Rotherham CCG Rotherham Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

I was in intensive care when I was first admitted, all I can really remember is that I had nightmares and hallucinations. Can’t say much about the treatment.

I was then moved to a high dependency unit – here the care and treatment was fantastic, the care was faultless. There was 1 nurse between 2 patients, they did everything for us.

I then moved to ward B5 where I remained for several months. The nursing staff were fantastic, I got to know them and have a laugh and a joke with them. The only problem was the contraption on my legs – cold water pump – which was uncomfortable. They let me take it off but only for about half an hour.

I am now at home having my open wounds dressed by a nurse. I also have a career who comes in the morning to help me get dressed.

Rotherham social services have supplied stair rail and an electric chair that I am still using. I also had an electric bed which has been returned.

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Response from Kerry Hollingworth, Corporate Affairs Officer, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Keyed696, thank you for your posting on Patient Opinion, we really appreciate patient feedback and are pleased that you felt that your care and treatment on HDU was fantastic, and that you found our nursing staff to be helpful. Your comments will be feedback to the departments and staff concerned.

With best wishes,


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