"My stay at Kettering General Hospital"

About: Kettering General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was admitted as an emergency with high fever, low blood pressure, swelling and redness of the leg and feeling rather poorly. The doctors in A&E were quick to see me and very professional. I was shortly transferred to the Middleton Assesment unit where I was seen by more doctors. They were assessing what may be the cause of my problem and kept me informed at all stages. After a night there, I was transferred to Maple ward where they eliminated DVT and diagnosed a bad case of cellulitis. At all stages of my stay the staff from cleaners, HCA's, nurses, doctors and consultants not forgetting radiographer a and porters were all professional, kind, open, honest and hard working. I really can't thank everyone enough and understand how hard it is with fewer resources. They were all outstanding. I forgot to mention the food, which in my opinion was fabulous for hospital food. Thank you all, you are all the real super heroes of today.

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Response from Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

It is with great pleasure that I respond on behalf of all the Wards and Departments to your comments regarding your recent visit to Kettering General Hospital (September 2016).

We are really pleased to hear that all the teams were able to meet your individual needs and ensure that you had a positive experience at a time which must have been worrying for you and your family.

We all work very hard as a collective team to achieve this and your comments will be shared with the staff; it means a lot to them all to hear that their dedicated work is very much appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time provide us with your feedback.

Laura Chambers – Ward Matron, Maple Ward