I was admitted to Kings Mill Hospital at Sutton-in-Ashfield on July 7 after a large gallstone travelled from my gall bladder through several of my important organs, causing serious problems in my pancreas, liver and kidneys.
The situation was life-threatening and I was placed in the intensive care unit (ICU), where I resided for 11 days followed by a brief stay in Ward 31.
I returned home on July 19 and I am making a good recovery.
My reason for this letter is to bring to the public’s attention what a superb job the consultants, doctors, nurses and support staff are doing on the ICU.
Despite working long hours under demanding conditions, I found the professional skills, support, care and encouragement given to patients by all the staff to be exemplary! No request was too much trouble for the nurses and I felt that I was in safe hands during the whole of my stay.
I would like to offer a big thank you to all the personnel in the ICU and a further thank you to all at King’s Mill Hospital. Many of the nurses and personnel are working long hours, under extreme conditions, in what is a very demanding environment.
And never forget, a smile carries far more impact than a complaint!