Praise for hospital from stroke patient
A MAN has thanked staff at a Harborough hospital who made him feel like an individual while he was under their care.
Richard Hubbard, sometimes known as Barry, of Hall Close, Kibworth suffered a stroke while undergoing an operation to remove a brain tumour at The Queen’s Medical Hospital.
After some time in intensive care there he was transferred to Leicester Royal Infirmary before being taken to St Luke’s Hospital in June.
Mr Hubbard (71), spent three weeks being treated at the hospital. He is left handed and the stroke had effected the left hand side of his body.
He said that St Luke’s was superb and that nothing was too much trouble for the nurses and physiotherapists there who helped to treat him prior to his return home.
Mr Hubbard’s cancer began in his bladder two years ago and he eventually had to have it removed.
While in hospital recovering from his stroke he said that both junior and senior nurses were on hand to change his eurostomy bag.
He said: “If I sent for a nurse it was sometimes the sister. They all seemed to muck in.”
Mr Hubbard said he was helped greatly by a team of physiotherapists at the hospital who helped him complete everyday tasks like making breakfast and cups of tea.
The hospital has a garden and once Mr Hubbard could walk, his wife Joan Hubbard said that he spent much of his time there.
Since returning home and while in hospital both Mr and Mrs Hubbard said that their friends and neighbours have been extremely kind to them.
Although Mr Hubbard is still undergoing treatment for his brain tumour he was greatly helped with his stroke by the team at St Luke’s.
He said: “For the first time in any hospital I felt that I was really being cared for as an individual, nothing was too much trouble for any of the nurses day or night.
“We are truly lucky to have such a hospital in this part of the county dedicated as it is to returning stroke patients to a normal life.
“I will always owe all the staff a debt of gratitude.”
Rachel Bilsborough, director of community health services at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, said: “It is wonderful to receive praise like this from a former patient and really shows how important St Luke’s and its staff are to the local community.”
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