"Grateful for the care I received"

About: Fiona Stanley Hospital / Respiratory Medicine Department & Ward 5D

(as the patient),

About a year ago, I presented myself to another hospital having shortness of breath and having no energy, after being triaged I was taken in straight away and put on oxygen and ECG monitoring (this is where my memory stops).

A few days later I was intubated because of having Influenza A and Bilateral Pneumonia, I was then sent to Fiona Stanley Hospital and put in a coma on ECMO and dialysis for 3 weeks. During that time I faced some complications, I developed 2 DVTs and acquired a pressure sore, when I finally woke up the team of nurses, doctors, physios, dietitians, specialists I had around me were amazing.

I eventually moved to the respiratory ward to continue my recovery, while I was there I had the two most supportive physios, Tash and Tenae. With the help of them, I learnt to walk again, also Dr John played a big part in my recovery with his team. I had my pressure sore debrided a month later, I was then discharged end of that month. I then came back a few months later to have a flap rotation done of the pressure sore area. The plastics team that I was under do an amazing job the support and care I received from them was top-level. Plastics nurse Jemma broke everything down and made sure I understood everything that was going on. I'm so grateful to have received the level of care I have and am forever indebted for saving my life.

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Response from Neil Doverty, Executive Director, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group, South Metropolitan Health Service 3 days ago
Neil Doverty
Executive Director, Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group,
South Metropolitan Health Service
Submitted on 13/01/2021 at 15:36
Published on Care Opinion at 15:38


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Dear hydrustp95,

Thank you for your kind words and appreciation for our Respiratory and Plastics teams. It is heartening to read that you received great care, treatment and support from the staff who guided you through your recovery.

We are proud of the level of commitment our staff bring to their roles and they are always delighted to receive recognition such as yours from patients and their families. It will be my pleasure to pass on your compliments to the hospital staff so they can recognise just how much their compassion, hard work and dedication has made a difference to you. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and I wish you well with any ongoing recovery.

Kind regards,

Neil

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