"Staff were second to none at Keswick"
About: Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital (Keswick) / Older people's healthcare Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital (Keswick) Older people's healthcare CA12 5PH North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Bolton BL1 5DD
Posted by Red2 (as ),
Doing a repair to my garden shed roof, following a stormy night I was fitting the facia board to end of roof. Standing on a ladder, suddenly the wood slipped and I ducked and I lost my foot hold on the ladder and fell backwards off the ladder down some steps below injuring my hip.
For a while I just lay there out of breath and shocked, then tried to get up knowing it would hurt but no one was about. Eventually I crawled up to the house from where I was transported by ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital Whitehaven.
X-rayed and shipped back to Keswick Cottage Hospital where I was admitted to the male ward to await news of the x-ray. A study of the x-ray showed no fracture or damage to the hip/bone but the pain steadily grew worse.
The hospital staff were second to none, perfect, as was the hospital - clean tidy and no complaints whatsoever. And the food was excellent and on time and on leaving my stay at Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital. I can say nothing but excellence in every way staff and hospital alike.