"Amazing Care and Support by Hospital ward staff"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

In Dec 2013 I was admitted for the 3rd time after a long illness. I had an undiagnosed side effect of my initial complaint, Osteomyolitis in the lower spine, which left me in agony and unable to move. I was eventually put under the care of Dr Shridharan. He is a truly amazing man who diagnosed my problem on Christmas Eve and had me transferred for urgent tests to another hospital the same day.

Once treatment was started I began to recover really quickly but after nearly 8 months of being bedridden, I was very weak. I was put on ward A2 and I loved being there, even though I was there all xmas and new year! All the staff were FIRST CLASS. Nothing was too much trouble. They helped and encouraged AND praised every little new movement. The work of physios Suzanne and Nina meant that I was able to not only walk from the hospital by the end of January 2014, but I even returned to my job as a primary school teacher in March 2014.

I still have follow session with Dr Shridharan and I truly believe that man saved my life as he has told me that the Osteomyolitis has left me with nerve damage which had it not been found when it was, would have lead to paralysis or worse! Best of all, when I come to my appointments I always pop in and say hello to the wonderful people of A2!

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