I HAVE just had the misfortune to have spent six days in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary!
I arrived at my doctor’s surgery feeling a little unwell on Thursday and within 20 minutes I had been diagnosed with a possible heart attack on the ECG machine.
A blood sample was taken and sent immediately to the Pathology Lab at HRI. Within two hours there was confirmation of a heart attack and I was on my way to HRI. I was immediately taken “into care” and in bed in Ward 1. Subsequent tests confirmed the first suspicions and treatment started. The following day I was transferred to Ward 5, Coronary Care Unit, where subsequent tests, procedures and treatment allowed me home on the Tuesday.
The misfortune was in having the heart attack, not the visit to HRI.
The treatment I received from my doctor and surgery staff and all the doctors, nursing staff, chefs and catering staff at HRI; Ward 1 and Ward 5 was absolutely first class.
Time for the patient, not just me, but all the patients’ within the respective wards, could not have been bettered. The whole team were constantly on the go, but that did not stop the personal attention when required.
The food and menus were well planned and varied, cooked, served and presented to a very high standard.
The wards were constantly cleaned and immaculate, as were the toilets and bath/shower rooms. Thanks to the care and attention I am now back home recuperating from a traumatic experience. Many thanks to all.