"First class Inpatient care"
About: Lings Bar Hospital / Inpatient nursing and rehabilitation Lings Bar Hospital Inpatient nursing and rehabilitation NG2 6PR Queen's Medical Centre / Neurology Queen's Medical Centre Neurology NG7 2UH
Posted by mischa (as ),
I was admitted to QMC HDU with severe sepsis secondary to cellulitis and IGAS. Being very poorly I have little recollection of that time except that the HDU staff were very professional and the food was very good. My neurologist was fully involved in helping me to recover from the (apparently common) Intensive care paranoia syndrome.
After 2 weeks I was transferred on a Friday afternoon from QMC to Lings Bar Hospital (John Procter ward) for rehabilitation. As it was a bank holiday weekend, there was little activity (i.e. no physiotherapists or consultant) until the following Tuesday. At the time this was quite frustrating but because recovery from my illness needs rest and time, this was probably best for me.
As with QMC, the food was very good and I felt free to exercise at my own pace.
The staff were very friendly and encouraging, answered my questions and took time to explain what was happening.
I am sure that the caring atmosphere in the ward helped me to recover sufficiently to go home after only 2 weeks.
In summary, I feel that I have seen the NHS at its best.