Caroline Holland

“Amazing care from children’s ward” 

A mum and employee at the Trust has praised the services at North Manchester General Hospital, after her daughter had to seek urgent treatment there.

Caroline Holland who works within the catering department at the Trust said: “My daughter Abbi-Grace Holland spent four months on the children’s ward at North Manchester General Hospital after she first became poorly. Following a cut on her knee which became infected, doctors found that the infection had set in her aortic heart valve, causing the valve to leak and resulting in Abbi needing open heart surgery to replace the valve. She is still awaiting the surgery at a specialist heart hospital.

“Abbi was very poorly during her stay as every drug that she was given, she had an allergic reaction to, which made it very difficult for the doctors. On some days she couldn’t even get dressed because she was so poorly. We still bring Abbi to the hospital every six months as she is now treated as an outpatient.

“All the care and treatment that Abbi has received from the doctors, staff nurses, healthcare assistants and Joanne Berry, the play specialist, has been amazing. We couldn’t fault a single thing.

“We feel so passionate about the wonderful care and treatment that Abbi has received that we have started to raise money for the children’s ward as a thank you to all the amazing staff.”