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Cardiothoracic Services (Heart and Lung)

Patient testimonials

This page brings you information about patients who have previously been treated by our Cardiothoracic Services.

You can also read Kaylee Davidson's story, who in 1987 was the youngest successful heart transplant patient in Britain.

Your quotes

If you have received treatment at our hospitals, you can send us your comments.

Wards 24 and 24A

I was treated at the Freeman Hospital after a heart attack, and was taken from ambulance to surgery and had a stent fitted. I spent the next two days on Wards 24/24A and cannot compliment every member of staff enough! You were all brilliant, from medical staff to cleaners and kitchen staff. What a team!

Everything I have ever heard about this hospital is true, I can personally testify to this. Thank you everyone for making my stay such a professional, caring experience. First hospital I've ever been in where the food was brilliant, true! Love you to bits! Score....11/10!  

Mrs F

Treatment at coronary care

I was brought in whilst having a heart attack and was whisked into theatre to receive an angioplasty and stent insertion. This was done within 20 minutes then I was back on the recovery ward. The staff were excellent throughout the stay and I would recommend this hospital to anyone.

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Ward 24 thank you

I would like to thank all the staff on Ward 24 for the excellent care provided during my recent stay. No matter what was required, the staff acted professionally at all times and are a credit to the hospital.


Heart bypass surgery

While at the Freeman Hospital undergoing a bypass operation, I found that all the staff involved were caring, understanding, and professional at all times. I was informed of the progress I was making, and if I had any questions to ask I received the answer in terms I could understand.


Good hospital - five stars

I was in for heart surgery not long ago. I can honestly say top marks to all those heart surgeons for the marvelous work they do - the ease they put you through, they were all kind and very confident at their work. The nurses are marvellous, they were all kind and just there for me - that speaks for itself. Freeman Road Hospital has a good name for itself. I would like to say a big thank you - keep up your good work, well done and god bless.

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Patient thankyou letter to Wards 24, 25 and 26

As a recent patient in Wards 24, 25 and 26 of the Freeman Hospital, I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for the excellent care provided to me during my stay. The staff were excellent and I was shown civility and kindness throughout.

I should be pleased if you would kindly convey my grateful thanks to all concerned.


Patient thankyou letter to Ward 23

To all the staff on Ward 23

Just a small note to say a very very big thank you to you all for the care, love and affection you gave our daughter during her time with you.

The standard of care, support, understanding and professionalism shown by you all was truly amazing.

Throughout this difficult time there was always someone on hand to talk to and help us for which we will be forever grateful.

R, N & F E

Patient thankyou letter to Ward 29

I recently spent several days in Ward 29 and cannot speak highly enough of the care I received from every member of staff. Everyone did their duty efficiently and what is more, cheerfully, filling everyone in the ward with confidence.

Very many thanks to all concerned. 


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