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Hospital Puerto del Rosario
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I am currently in the general hospital in Puerto del Rosario where I’ve been for two weeks with a bad chest infection.

Just wanted to report on the treatment, which may be helpful to others should they be unlucky enough to be admitted.

I had bad breathing issues with the infection.  Went to Urgencias where I saw a nurse within minutes and was immediately admitted. After some preliminary tests, I was taken to the intensive care ward whereI stayed for three days. The treatment there was second to none with constant attention and monitoring by top class doctors and nurses.

Then transferred a general ward.

Treatment in general ward is good and most staff are compassionate and caring.  The odd one has an attitude problem.!


Food is plentiful and not bad quality. My only complaint is that it is never hot!!

English is not spoken.  Although I was told there is a translator available but was not told of this until I asked. I got the feeling to coordinate translator and doctor would be a difficult task.  I got by with my Spanish but probably missed out on some fine detail !

It is a very noisy place.  Difficult to get a really good night’s  sleep. During the day my fellowSpanish patient in the ward received a constant stream of visitors all talking at high pitch!! But it was entertaining.

Generally a good experience and I have to say,more efficient in many ways than recent A and E  treatment in the uK.
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Thanks for the report, Emmi. Glad to hear they're taking a good care of you. The translator situation is always a bit difficult in any country. I guess. I'm sure if you didn't understand at all they would get someone on the phone at least.

Get well soon.
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Get well soon Emmi, my wife has used one or the translator there, by the name of Manuel or Miguel, and as you said coordinating the two was nigh on impossible.
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Get well soon. You experience was better than my wifes. She has vowed never to go to the emergency again. She was in severe pain due to a bad back and has been told since that they don't like back problems there, so she may relent.
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Get well soon Emmi 👨‍⚕️ 👩‍⚕️
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Hi Emmi, how are you? Are you out of Hospital yet?
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Yes, I came out on Saturday after two full weeks.  Feeling a bit weak and wobbly but otherwise quite good. It was a really bad chest infection which rendered me breathless, but now all OK thankfully.  A bit scarey at the time!!!  Thanks for asking Love
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(30-04-2019, 07:22 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Yes, I came out on Saturday after two full weeks.  Feeling a bit weak and wobbly but otherwise quite good. It was a really bad chest infection which rendered me breathless, but now all OK thankfully.  A bit scarey at the time!!!  Thanks for asking Love

Very pleased to hear it Emmi, look after yourself.
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Glad to hear you are on the mend Emmi 🙂🙂
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Glad to hear your home. Despite never having any chest problems I had an attack earlier this year when I couldn't get air in and subsequently spent a few hours in A & E on a nebuliser. Not as bad as yours, but all the same, a frightening experience I certainly don't want to repeat. Continue to keep well.
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