"Accident and Emergency"

About: Leighton Hospital

In January my Daughter took me to hospital on a Saturday morning with a headache and double vision I'd had the headache for about a week but the double vision only started that morning. The staff where great and I was seen nearly straight away and was taken through to the unit to wait to be seen it took a while but hey they were busy and I was happy I was going to be seen. I was taken down for an c t scan about 3hrs later but was glad that they believed me as I must have appeared drunk to anyone who didn't know me even though I hadn't had a drink since xmas and then only 1 glass of wine. A short while later they came back and wanted to do another scan this time with a dye then you start to think something is wrong. After this they came to talk to me and told me that they had found a tumour on my pituitary gland two young people having to tell you something like that they were very compassionate and very good I can't thank them enough for there treatment. After more tests at Salford Royal they found that it was not a tumour but a terminal carotid aneurism which sounds worse than it is but I can't thank the staff in A & E enough as without then doing there job properly I would not have been diagnosed. Thank you all once again treatment on going but positive outcome will be achieved with luck and a following wind. Everybody's experience is different but mine was extremely good and would like to thank all the staff very much one more time they are very much under appreciated.

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Response from Leighton Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience within the Emergency Department. All the team try really hard to ensure every patient receives compassionate, personal care. I am glad that you not only received excellent care, but remain positive regarding your ongoing treatment I will ensure all the team are made aware of your lovely comments. Sue Talbot-Crosby, Matron, Emergency Department

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