"Years of great experiences at East Surrey Hospital"

About: East Surrey Hospital / General surgery

(as a relative),

I can only sing it's praises. We have had reason to visit various departments in the hospital over the last 8 years and personally feel the way each scenario has been dealt with to be outstanding.

In January 2004 (first experience of the hospital after recently moving to the area), my husband was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer, we found out on the Tues morning. Tues afternoon, he received an Ultrasound Scan and by the Friday he was having surgery. He had a one night stay on Buckland Ward where he received excellent care as did I who was worried sick. My husband continued to see Dr Money Kryle for regular Follow Up Appointments for some years and yes we were always kept waiting but unfortunately some people's problems take longer than others.

In 2006, we were delighted to discover we were expecting our first baby, I had a long labour but the midwives on Delivery were super, I was exhausted yet with the midwives encouragement managed to deliver my 10lb 8oz daughter!

In 2010, we were delighted to discover we were expecting baby number two, a very different labour! I was taken in to be induced on Rusper Ward but after one pessary I went into established labour very quickly! Waters went everywhere and the midwife quickly got me to Delivery. In Delivery I dilated extremely quickly and therefore my son's heartbeat was lost, the panic button was pushed and 10 medics arrived in seconds. Fortunately all was fine, just a now eager to pop out baby! ! My son arrived 9lbs 8ozs. The midwife stayed at my side throughout and was always so reassuring.

At just 9 weeks old my poor boy contracted chicken pox and we came to the hospital via A and E after advice from the GP. He was admitted to Outwood Ward. The doctors and nurses were clearly worried about his health but so thorough, we can't thank them enough, they saved his little life.

Just last week (age 23 months), my son was poorly again with a wheeze and fast breathing. He was admitted to Outwood for the night. He recovered quickly but once again the staff on Outwood were truly exceptional. There is a foreign male Consultant who's name I cannot remember but he looked after my son when he was so poorly with the chickn pox and saw us briefly again this last time (he was unwell himself) and he deserves a real special thanks. He has a super manner with both the children and parents, and I really would put all my faith in him.

ESH has potentially saved my husband's life (and son's) and brought two new lives into this world, I will always be immensely thankful to them.

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Response from Eloise Clarke, Communications Manager, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Charlieeee

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your family's experiences at East Surrey Hospital. I have passed on your kind words to all the relevant teams and I know they will all be very pleased to hear of your gratitude for their services. I will trace the consultant's name in Outwood too to give him your special thanks.

Wishing you and your family all the best and good health.


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