"For some years the surgery has helped me with referrals and medication relating to stage IV COPD, secondary pulmonary hypertension, and issues relating to atherosclerosis - following CABG X 5 in 2004. During this period there were no less than 4 emergency hospital admissions for Type 2 Respiratory failure. In the case of 2 of these there was emergency admssion to ICU for mechanical ventilation/Intubation for several weeks with a very low chance of recovery (<20%) throughout The surgery was very good at home GP visits for observation generally and specifically tracheostomy wounds, and arranged followups for hospital evaluation of tracheostomy wound stenosis, ICU rehab, pulmonary rehab, arrangements for district nurses to attend me at home to change dressings on tracheostomy wounds. They helped sort out the discharge medications as specified in the discharge letters and were generally very supportive and considerate throughout. Over the past few years I have been seeing a particular Consultant at the Manor Hospital in Oxford about a potential Endobronchial valves procedure to significantly improve quality of life factors/outlook relating to advanced COPD, and she has been very helpful, as has a particular doctor at the Spire Dunedin, and another doctor who even gave me a DVD of yesterday's heart MRI scan. There are many staff at the Royal Berks who have also been very helpful and I particularly commend the ICU staff. One piece of advice - PLEASE if in doubt make a referral."
–Andrew H, 21st February 2019