Big thanks to hospital staff from two-year-old patient
21 May 2013

Two year old Sharna-Jade New spent her second birthday as a patient in Tameside Hospital after she was rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties. Following an x-ray, medics discovered she had severe pneumonia and an abscess on her right lung. Blood tests also revealed little Sharna had a streptococcal (blood poisoning) infection and she spent weeks undergoing treatment in Tameside Hospital’s children’s unit.


Her mum Susannah New said: “Sharna was severely poorly. The nurses and the teams on the children’s ward were fantastic, we couldn’t fault them.”


Sharna responded well to treatment and four weeks of intravenous antibiotics and was allowed home.


Her mum wanted to say thank you to the nurses and staff atTamesideHospitalwho treated her and so visited the ward with some chocolates and treats.


“We were just so grateful for the care we received, that we wanted to say thank you,” she said.


TamesideHospital’s Children’s Services Manager Stephen McLaughlin, said:

“Sharna was a very poorly little girl when she came to us, but with a quick diagnosis and action she responded well to treatment and we are so pleased she is back to normal now. We see many poorly children in the unit and it’s really rewarding when they come back and visit us, even though they had to spend a birthday in hospital.


“Thank you to Sharna and her family for their treats and kind comments. We wish them well and hope Sharma continues to remain fit and healthy.”