"My week with a virus"

About: Royal United Hospital

The a&e department of the ruh was fantastic. I was very ill with gastroenteritis. After 4 days of not being able to eat or drink at home I went to hospital. Saw a very nice nurse practitioner first who prescribed some anti-sickness tablets. Had I not been so dehydrated, these tablets might have worked. I went back home, tablets on my gum, and was sick again. Blood. It. Was. Horrendous. So we came back and I was admitted immediately, put on a drip, given intravenous paracetamol and anti-sickness tablets. A week later, I was discharged after I started drinking again. All the doctors and nurses I came into contact with were incredibly nice, lovely, friendly people. I kept apologising for being a nuisance as I felt I should really be at home. At no point did anyone say I shouldn't be there. I felt like if I'd asked one of the nurses to chop off an arm for me they would have done it. I have never felt more welcome somewhere before. The ruh was wonderful and I think considering the financial and practical pressures the nhs is under, they (the staff) all did fabulously.

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Response from Royal United Hospital

Dear Jack, we thank you for your comments about the care you received at the RUH and will certainly forward these on to the staff in Emergency Department who, we are sure, will be very grateful for your kind words.

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