"Treatment for pneumonia and MRSA at Southport"

About: Southport & Formby District General Hospital / Respiratory medicine

(as the patient),

I was admitted to the Southport & Ormskirk hospital with a severe upper respiratory tract infection and pneumonia. After 9 days, I was informed that I had MRSA and that it was not contracted whilst in hospital. I disputed this vehemently.

The NHS is only as good as the staff who run it. Wholly, from the Senior Consultants to the student doctors, the treatment was always exemplary. As for the nursing staff, I found that the most caring, sincere and knowledgeable were the student nurses from Syhill University.

I found that my treatment from some nurses seemed based on reluctance at having to deal with me as if I was a highly contagious, lice infected leper.

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Response from Matthew King

Dear Hastily695

It is difficult for the Trust to comment on the issues you raise as we do not have enough details, such as which ward you were in, for a thorough investigation.

There are Matrons on all wards available for patients to speak to whilst in hospital if they have concerns and they aim to deal with them as soon as possible.

If you would like to put your concerns with more details in writing to Mr Parry, Chief Executive, an investigation will be instigated and a full response will be sent.

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