"Shining example of specialised Nursing"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

I have been under the specialised nurse's care since Dec 2013. From this period until Mar 2014 they have supported my care in a direct, caring, informative & non judgmental way. Sadly in Mar 2014 I was given hours to live due to a chronic illness involving my Liver. I stayed in hospital for 4 months from this date & during my admittance I was greatly cared for by the nurse & the predominantly excellent G2 Ward team. They not only co-ordinated a high level of care , they translated Jargon, counseled & supported family and ensured for me Dietry , Physio and Nursing support, they also in my case helped set up Counseling , external support with local teams as well as helped me with engagement with government bodies. Greatfull I was eventually discharged but I had their contact details if I needed them, I saw them weekly at outpatients & they performed stomach asciates drains on a weekly basis and this awful procedure never once hurt. Always straight talking . Due to this nurse, the support set up by them and their liaison with my GP & Consultants & St .James transplant department , I have successfully gained 6 stone and am not in immediate danger as well as having the ability to deal with my condition. Whilst I'm not and never may be 100% the opportunity for a near normal life seems a possibility in time, something a year ago was not in question - just my death expected. I Know I have maybe 12+months to sort neuropathy , anaemia & pain plus other lasting effects but I also know I have them for support. The trust needs to promote , support, fully utilise & use as a framework excellent specialised nurses such as this nurse. They saved my life & helped me & my family immensely.

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Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

Thank you for leaving your comment regarding your visit to the Gastrointestinal and Liver department at the Royal Oldham Hospital. We are very pleased you were happy with the service and care you received and also pleased to hear you have recovered well. We will forward your comment to the department manager to share with the rest of the team.

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