"My first day at the QE, this time"
Posted by Dubba70
I arrived at 6-30am, very early for the 7-00am admissions. I didn't read my appointment letter sufficiently so I was surprised to find the admissions ward had been moved to the old QE. On entering the Hospital I was politely told of the change and shown the directions. At the admissions ward the sister was most welcoming and assuring. I met the Anaesthetist, the Surgeon etc. and after all the palarva over name birth day, allergies etc. I was soon whisked away,. suitably attired in embolism stockings and a 'smart' dress. I was escorted by an elderly and pleasant man. We arrived at the Anaesthetic ante room when I was put at ease and very soon put under. All of the Theatre staff were very welcoming and reassuring. The surgeons then did their job and two hours later I was coming round in the recovery room. A very attentive sister was monitoring my recovery. Later I was transhipped up to. the ward and met the Consultant Surgeons and learned in detail of what had been done, I might add successfully. The ward sisters and nurses were brilliant. No one likes to go into hospital, particularly for surgery, but I can say that it was a very pleasant experience.
I was shown respect, consideration, kindness, caring and above all, professionalism . What good service from the Nurses, Sisters, Doctors, Anaesthetists. right up to the 'Misters'.Thank you the Queen Elizabeth .Hospital