"You saved my life and gave me excellent care"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
Posted by Jack Chown
I was admitted to Ward 6 on the night of Tuesday 30 December with extreme pain caused by a blocked small bowel. The staff immediately gave me pain relief and diagnosed my condition (including opening up the X ray department in the middle of the night so I could have a CT scan). As a result the consultant could give me emergency surgery first thing the next morning. My next few days were spent in great pain but the staff on Ward 6 looked after me with great care and kindness, despite being very busy. I was able to be discharged the following Monday and have since made a good recovery. This was my first experience as an in patient and so reassuring that despite all one sees in the media I know the hospital service can really do its job when the chips are down.