"visit to A and E with my husband who has dementia-..."

About: Eastbourne District General Hospital

I followed my husband to a and e last week. He was admitted after possible stroke or TIA. He has dementia. The staff were attentive, kind , caring , made every effort to involve us both in progress and decisions to take various tests. Brought us a cup of tea each, Extremely thorough. Lots of different investigations carried out during c 7-hour stay - ECG, blood tests, chest x ray, monitoring. Asked my husband if he would like supper and gave him choice - even asked me if I would like something. Very concerned that I would look after myself as a carer, T|he department was very busy and some staff were at the end of very long shifts but they were tremendous. I have never had such a positive experience at this hospital over 30 years. Well done all the staff.

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Response from Eastbourne District General Hospital

Thank you for your posting on NHS choices about you and your husbands experience of the A&E department at Eastbourne DGH. Staff in A&E work very hard and are dedicated to ensuring patients and their families receive a high standard of care and postings, such as yours, recognise this. We will pass on your 'well done' and ensure your full posting is shared with the staff concerned. We send our best wishes and hope that your husband is feeling better. Patient Experience Team

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