"I suffered a severe stroke and was taken care of"

About: Blairgowrie & Rattray Cottage Hospital / General medicine Perth Royal Infirmary / Accident & Emergency Perth Royal Infirmary / General Medicine

(as the patient),

In January my wife found me collapsed in our hallway early evening. On dialing 999 she had good response form the operator who maintained contact with her until the ambulance promptly arrived. The paramedics did a great job of getting me stabilised and then transporting me into Perth Royal Infirmary in time so that I could be successfully be treated by the waiting stroke team. They were able to work their magic and I was then very very well attended by nurses and staff in the HDU and then the stroke ward. My family could hardly believe that I was released within 48hours of the event. Since then I have been monitored and well taken care of by PRI and the Blairgowrie Community Hospital. On behalf of my family and myself I would like to say a huge thank you to all involved. The sunny nature and obvious dedication to their work must be a great boost to all patients they have to deal with.

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Response from Alison Moss, Feedback Manager, NHS Tayside

Dear Grateful Dod

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your hospital stays within NHS Tayside. I am sorry to hear about your recent stroke and hope that you are progressing well.

I am delighted that your experience, from your wife’s initial 999 call and your subsequent stays in PRI and Blairgowrie Cottage Hospital, was timely and positive and appreciate you taking the time to share your story on Patient Opinion.

I can assure you that your thanks and appreciation will be conveyed to the staff in the relevant areas. They will be pleased to hear that you felt well cared for and that their dedication to provide a high standard of patient care was evident to you and your family.

Kind regards.

Alison Moss

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