12 January 2018
Mum praises ‘incredible’ critical care staff for caring for three week old baby who suddenly taken ill
A mum, whose three week old son was admitted to the Critical
Care Unit at Nottingham Children's Hospitals, is full of praise for
the staff that looked after him.
Georgia, Barrington- Evans, mum of three- week- old Zak, was
admitted to the Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) during the
early part of January, after showing symptoms of Bronchiolitis.
Georgia said: "My baby spent four days on this (PCCU) ward and I
just want to say a huge thank you to the lovely staff that looked
after him! The nurses were absolutely brilliant and made us
feel completely at ease after such a traumatic experience. They
reassured me about everything and looked after him so well so that
I could try to catch up on sleep, explaining that Zak would be
Zak, was initially admitted to Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust, with a cough cold like symptoms, and had reduced
feeds. He then required an intensive care bed and was transferred
to the Paediatric Critical Care Unit at Nottingham Children's
Hospital for suspected Bronchiolitis.
The Derbyshire mum added: "One of the nurses, Angela, took care
of him Saturday night and I can't thank her enough! She rang me as
soon as he woke up and had his ventilation tube out and let me
cuddle him, which was amazing as I hadn't held him since Tuesday!
The team made sure he came round well and made him comfortable
whilst awake - being so friendly and comforting to Zak."
Zak has since been transferred back to Chesterfield Hospital
after no longer requiring intensive care treatment.
Georgia wrote to staff to thank them, she said: "Your nurses are
absolutely incredible. Everyone who we came into contact with was
so lovely and reassuring! They made my whole family feel at ease
and made the horrific experience bearable. The little touches like
making bunting and letting me help wash him or just being there and
answering all my questions even when I'd asked them 100 times!
"I can't thank the staff enough. A massive thanks to all
your doctors and everyone else who helped with Zak too! You've made
my baby better and I can't thank you all enough. Thank you so
much! Hopefully we won't have to come to you again but if we
do I know we will get the best care!! It's brilliant to be home
back as a family again!"
Jamie Crew, Family Health Division, Deputy Head Nurse said: "We
are always so grateful to receive feedback from our patients and
families to help us improve the care we provide. It is so
humbling to receive these very kind words from Zak's parents and I
am pleased to hear that he is doing well."