Thanks for under pressure hospital

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A worried city mum wants to publicly thank A&E staff for taking care of her young daughter – at a time when most news about the hospital is negative or bad.

Mother-of-two Keri Barclay watched on as five-year-old daughter Destiny was involved in a road traffic collision close to their Bletchley home two days before Christmas.

Suffering leg injuries, the youngster was taken in the back of an ambulance to the under pressure A&E at Milton Keynes Hospital.

But despite the obvious strain currently on the department, Mrs Barclay, who also has a three-year-old daughter, said the care Destiny received in A&E and the pediatric ward was well worthy of praise.

“You only ever hear about bad things at the hospital, but the staff there looked after us really well and I think it would be good to let people know about it,” said the 32-year-old mum.

In response, hospital chief executive Joe Harrison said: “A trip to hospital can be a distressing time for any parent and child, so we are very pleased to hear that Destiny’s mother was so happy with the care her daughter received when she visited A&E before Christmas.

“Our A&E staff work very hard to make sure that all our patients receive quick, compassionate care, and we send Destiny and her mum our very best wishes.”

Although she still has some pain, Destiny has made a good recovery and returned home in time for Christmas Day, to start playing with her favourite present – a Furby.