I have recently spent five days in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, having been admitted by ambulance after suffering a stroke, and I feel compelled to write to you about my experience of the days in which I have memories of what was going on.
I spent a few days on Terrington Ward, which seemed to have mainly dementia patients, due to the serious lack of beds elsewhere.
I was astounded at the compassion, professionalism and caring meted out by the nurses and doctors, in situations that at times were extremely hostile – on one occasion a nurse being physically attacked, yet at all times the nurses and doctors showed dignity and compassion, knowing that these people are totally unaware of their condition and hostility towards others.
Through the Lynn News I would sincerely like to thank all associated with my stay at QEH, and especially the wonderful nurses and doctors of many different nationalities who cared for me and made my stay something to remember for so many reasons.
I now fully understand how our National Health Service in this country would be in serious trouble if we didn’t have our European nurses and doctors to support our sick and infirm.
Paul Denny, via email