Our patients are at the centre of what we do. There is nothing more heart-warming for our team than when a former patient gets in touch and wants to visit us. If you, or a family member, has been a patient of ours and would like to get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Some patients share their story to help raise awareness of our work.
28th Sep 2018
I was getting ready for work one September morning when I suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest. At the time, I was 23 weeks and five days pregnant with my son, Jack.
27th Sep 2018
I’d been taking part in a society golf day at Upchurch River Valley when I started to experience strange involuntary muscle spasms in my chest and arms. I remember going out to the patio and it was there that I collapsed. I didn’t realise at the time but I was suffering a sudden cardiac arrest.
04th Sep 2015
Before coming to a halt, I hit two other cars, and it is a miracle that no major damage was caused to either of the vehicles or, more importantly, their passengers.
01st Jul 2015
It was a normal Friday and my husband Jim had gone out cycling. I was nine months pregnant at the time and at home looking after our toddler.
02nd Jan 2015
Standing on the grass verge by the hard shoulder of the motorway, I watched as recovery workers tended to my broken down vehicle. I was tired and cold but at least I thought I was out of harm's way. Suddenly, out of nowhere, I heard a deafening crash. As I turned to see what had happened, I faced the horrifying sight of a car hurtling towards me at high speed.
29th Mar 2014
My car had hit a tree and I was trapped underneath the dashboard, needing intervention from the fire service to set me free. I had sustained very serious injuries to my legs and pelvis, I had injuries to my hands and I was losing a lot of blood.
25th Sep 2013
Bounding about with endless energy, Louis started playing hide-and-seek and ran into one of the bedrooms as his Nan turned her back for just a moment. Suddenly she heard a big bang and ran in to the room to find Louis lying on the carpet with a heavy wardrobe on top of him.