"Cardiology "

About: Barnsley Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

On returning from a long coach holiday to Italy my GP suspected DVT and admitted me to Ward 18 at BDGH. I received every professional care. The ward doctor and all nursing staff were kind and attentive. It was found that I had an extremely fast pulse rate. I was transferred to ward 23 Cardiology. Here the staff day and night were so kind. I was upset and the night nurse Vicky came and talked to me and was comforting and made me feel much better. I was diagnosed with Atrial fibrulation. I had evey test and Xray needed and received pleasant and respectful treatment from Dr Strickland who explained things to me very well. All the nursing staff day and night were attentive kind and did all procedures with care. I witnessed their treatment of a very difficult patient who only because of her illness was aggressive and very uncooperative with them day and night. I never saw any thing but patience gentle care and kindness towards this lady. Those nurses are a credit to their profession. I have the highest praise for BDGH in all ways including cleaning and Catering.

Would the burden on the NHS finances be helped greatly if each patient contributed a small amount to the cost of meals. We would have to pay out if we were at home. I for one would be willing.

Many thanks to all at BDGh especially wards 18 and 23.

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Response from Head of Patient Experience, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your positive comments regarding the care you received at Barnsley Hospital. Your comments will be fed back to the staff involved in your care and if you would like to speak to a member of staff you can contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on 01226 432430 or email barnsleypals@nhs.net to provide your name and contact details so that we can respond to your comments.

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