Well done Doncaster Royal Infirmary you are all stars
This letter to the Doncaster Free Press was sent in by reader Les Hayes, of Doncaster.
I must express my utmost admiration and thanks to all the dedicated staff on the emergency unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
My wife rang emergency as I was undergoing a fearsome chest pain and a breathing disorder. Within 30 minutes I was totally wired up for a check by two young paramedics who were very professional and confidence-inspiring in their actions.
On arrival at DRI, I was greeted by two medics who ensured that my transfer to a cubicle was swift and very efficient. In a friendly manner, they put me at ease and carried out extensive checks and a blood test.
I was transferred on a comfortable trolley to the main hall into a cubicle. Nurses checked me at regular intervals including electronic tests.
Despite a heavy influx of new patients, all the staff worked continuously to ensure that no patient was unattended. The camaraderie between the staff was a pleasure to witness. During the 13 hours I was there, no sign of stress or tiredness among them at all.
A doctor carried out more tests on me, blood and x-rays. The lovely staff provided drinks and a sandwich for me and tea for my wife.
The staff were faced with emergencies throughout the night including a prisoner with escorts and sadly a patient's death. They coped admirably with it all.
A consultant kindly discussed my problems and he personally took blood samples. He returned to say he had pinpointed my problem and advised me appropriately what action to take. He was very efficient and sociable.
I thank them all very much indeed. They are all stars.