Hospital up there with the best

Hospital up there with the best

Hospital up there with the best

First published in Letters

IT was with some trepidation that I was admitted to Leighton Hospital for an operation.

I need not have worried as the staff and my consultant Mr Meekins were wonderful and incredibly kind.

Ward 12 was spotlessly clean. They also have a brand new state-of-the-art theatre, which cost £22 million. 

All of the staff are very proud of the new development.

The hospital trust hold the Investors in People award which shows that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.

Well done Leighton Hospital and many thanks.

J Ellison Barnton

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9:42am Thu 21 Aug 14

sledger says...

Not a universal view - my late nephew was admitted to Leighton with serious back pain and after 6 days without any treatment , sent home with painkillers. He was later diagnosed with cancer and passed away last month.
Not a universal view - my late nephew was admitted to Leighton with serious back pain and after 6 days without any treatment , sent home with painkillers. He was later diagnosed with cancer and passed away last month. sledger
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Thu 21 Aug 14

brains56 says...

Glad you had a good experience. I hope you or your family never get Cancer and go Leighton dump hole hospital for treatment. The Macmillan nurses are utter rubbish, and oh let me comment on the consultants, well lets just say you might as well sign your own death certificate. To anyone with cancer DON'T and i really mean DON'T go to Leighton Hospital. So your thinking, oh shes just an unlucky one who had a bad experience, NO do your research and look at the NICE guidelines and what you will get offered and how you'll get treated. My message for you oncologists working there there, go rot in hell you inhumane scumbags!!!!!!!
Glad you had a good experience. I hope you or your family never get Cancer and go Leighton dump hole hospital for treatment. The Macmillan nurses are utter rubbish, and oh let me comment on the consultants, well lets just say you might as well sign your own death certificate. To anyone with cancer DON'T and i really mean DON'T go to Leighton Hospital. So your thinking, oh shes just an unlucky one who had a bad experience, NO do your research and look at the NICE guidelines and what you will get offered and how you'll get treated. My message for you oncologists working there there, go rot in hell you inhumane scumbags!!!!!!! brains56
  • Score: -2

3:09pm Fri 22 Aug 14

L Byrne says...

The comments by 'sledger' and 'brains56' above are disturbing and worrying. The very sad circumstances described by the writers deserve respect and should be investigated.

Generally, the Leighton Hospital gets a good press in the Guardian when it gains some award or has a new piece of kit installed and that is fair enough. However, all that is meaningless if the relatives of patients who have suffered cancer and passed away truly feel as these people do about the care their loved ones received. It also raises serious concerns for those who may need cancer treatment for themselves or their relatives in the future.

As the only local newspaper that we have,the Guardian would therefore do its readers, most of who live in the catchment area for the Leighton Hospital, a great service if it were to follow up with some form of investigative report on the matters raised by these two people who have clearly suffered.
The comments by 'sledger' and 'brains56' above are disturbing and worrying. The very sad circumstances described by the writers deserve respect and should be investigated. Generally, the Leighton Hospital gets a good press in the Guardian when it gains some award or has a new piece of kit installed and that is fair enough. However, all that is meaningless if the relatives of patients who have suffered cancer and passed away truly feel as these people do about the care their loved ones received. It also raises serious concerns for those who may need cancer treatment for themselves or their relatives in the future. As the only local newspaper that we have,the Guardian would therefore do its readers, most of who live in the catchment area for the Leighton Hospital, a great service if it were to follow up with some form of investigative report on the matters raised by these two people who have clearly suffered. L Byrne
  • Score: 4

11:20pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Cymo says...

I am so sorry to hear of the appalling experiences of the first two correspondants. I have nothing but praise for the staff, both when my son was born and on the three occasions when my children were admitted. In fact, they saved my daughter's life when we bought her in with severe vomiting, diagnosing meningitis and promptly adminisering antibiotics, and stabilising her condition while waiting for the specialists from Alder Hay to arrive.
The real culprits responsible for most disasters in hospitals are this and previous governments, who repeatedly cut funding, forcing staff cuts, and then compounded the mess by wasting precious money on investigating the obvious cause of all the failures.
I am so sorry to hear of the appalling experiences of the first two correspondants. I have nothing but praise for the staff, both when my son was born and on the three occasions when my children were admitted. In fact, they saved my daughter's life when we bought her in with severe vomiting, diagnosing meningitis and promptly adminisering antibiotics, and stabilising her condition while waiting for the specialists from Alder Hay to arrive. The real culprits responsible for most disasters in hospitals are this and previous governments, who repeatedly cut funding, forcing staff cuts, and then compounded the mess by wasting precious money on investigating the obvious cause of all the failures. Cymo
  • Score: 5

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