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The Geordie Hospital

(18 Posts)
Georgesgran Tue 18-Jan-22 19:48:55

Did anyone see it last night?
Kit, aged 4 waiting for a heart transplant was a real tear-jerker.

Hats off to the RVI and Freeman Hospitals. Proud to be a Geordie. (Well almost - just a few miles South)

Aldom Tue 18-Jan-22 20:06:18

Yes, I watched the programme. Very inspirational. I'm looking forward to watching again next week.

GagaJo Tue 18-Jan-22 20:10:25

The RVI & Freeman (and wonderful teams of staff) saved my life.

Dee1012 Tue 18-Jan-22 20:20:40

I'm currently under the care of the Freeman...absolutely fantastic, supportive staff.

welbeck Wed 19-Jan-22 00:07:01

so pleased that Kit got his heart transplant and is doing well.

MiniMoon Wed 19-Jan-22 06:31:38

My DGS 2 is off this morning to the Freeman hospital. He has an audiology appointment. At last we might get some answers as to why he has difficulty hearing certain sounds.
The RVI looked after my late brothe- in-law when he was suffering with kidney disease, back in the late 60s-early 70s. Kidney transplantation was in it's infancy back then, but the care he received was exceptional.

Knittynatter Wed 19-Jan-22 06:47:48

The RVI (& my eldest son!) saved my life too!!
Forever greatful ❤️‍🩹

Kim19 Wed 19-Jan-22 08:50:22

I love it. Such terrific people. I'm fascinated by the surgeon who does such intricate, difficult and life saving work and then cycles off home for a G&T. Somewhere in my head I would have him in a darkened room in exhausted recovery. I'm so wrong and delighted to be so. What a terrific team of people they are. Great programme.

glammanana Wed 19-Jan-22 09:35:50

Such a terrific team at this Hospital,such a joy to see little Kit playing with his brother it had me near to tears.

mrswoo Wed 19-Jan-22 12:59:24

I've got an appointment at the Freeman on Friday. Its a great hospital and the fruit and veg stall outside is brilliant too.

Marmite32 Wed 19-Jan-22 16:37:47

What channel was it on? I've only got BBC i player (on computer).

Visgir1 Wed 19-Jan-22 16:43:58

I have done a couple of residential course there in Cardiology.
Fabulous team who cover a big catchment area.

GagaJo Wed 19-Jan-22 18:29:38


The RVI (& my eldest son!) saved my life too!!
Forever greatful ❤️‍🩹

Perhaps we should start an RVI fan page!

Georgesgran Wed 19-Jan-22 18:54:02

The episodes are on Channel 4. Mondays at 8pm.

Marmite32 Thu 20-Jan-22 16:46:41

Thanks Georges gran. I won't be able to see it then sad.
We mostly have the QE in Gateshead on the other side of the river (also excellent) but are sent to Newcastle for some things.

pinkprincess Thu 20-Jan-22 20:00:17

I will have to watch this on catchup as these are my local hospitals.
I trained as a nurse in the old Newcastle General Hospital many moons ago
This now non existent hospital, with the RVI and the Freeman have all been part of my family's lives.
I cannot say anymore as this will out me.

GagaJo Thu 20-Jan-22 20:04:53

I once lived next door to the General pinkprincess. Could see it from my bedroom window.

pinkprincess Fri 21-Jan-22 23:43:17

Thankyou GagaJo

The General was once Newcastle's workhouse.It was called The Wingrove then.When I was a student nurse alot of the older patients still referred to it by that name and some even felt shame about being in there