"Emergency admission"

About: Leeds General Infirmary / Neurology

On 6th June 2016 I was admitted to ward L17 of Leeds General Infirmary after being unable to walk. A very detailed review of my symptoms took place, very few of which seemed related to me but it made sense to the doctors looking after me. After a battery of tests and loads of blood samples I was diagnosed with achalasia and nerve damage following a prolonged deficit of vitamins. During my time on the ward I was treated with respect by all members of staff whether doctors, nurses or housekeeping staff. I cannot speak highly enough of the care I received from the nurses and wished I could have appeared more appreciative at the time. However I have come to realise that I have got away from my experience with this condition very lightly, having found out from the Internet that others have not been so fortunate. Consequently I am very grateful for the attention and care that I received on ward L17 and wish everyone there all the best in their futures endeavours.

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Dear Skerr63,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your attendance at Leeds General Infirmary, It is very gratifying to read your words of support and encouragement.

I have passed your lovely post to the Head of Nursing and Matron for L17 and have asked that they share your experience with all their staff.

With kind regards

Senior Nurse
Patient Experience

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