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Patient stories

OUH patient stories are co-produced with patients, carers and staff.

They cover a range of experiences, conditions and circumstances including:

  • cancer treatment
  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • diabetes
  • hip operation
  • end of life care
  • dementia
  • sepsis
  • a young person who had a traumatic road accident.

Stories have been told by young people, the elderly, adults and family members.

Patient stories are produced collaboratively with staff, and are presented to Quality Committee or Trust Board monthly, usually as a written paper, sometimes as a film.

Below are some examples: others are available in the bi-monthly Trust Board papers.


A man who was treated for life-threatening sepsis made a film with the Trust to help doctors learn about how to identify and treat sepsis:

Dementia care

A carer of an elderly woman with dementia told us what it is like to care for someone with dementia and the effect of the disease on an individual and family.

Supporting the cultural/religious needs of a family after a death in hospital

A family talks about how staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital helped them through the loss of a loved one.

Developing the Emergency Respiratory Action Plan

A patient who had respiratory problems as part of his Motor Neurone Disease, helped clinical staff to develop guidance for supporting patients for treatment at home, therefore avoiding hospital admission.

He helped to develop an Emergency Respiratory Action Plan, which outlines clearly for the patient and carers what can be done to avoid a respiratory deterioration situation escalating, and what treatment may be required.

If you would like to tell us about your experience and participate in a patient story, please get in touch with the Patient Experience Team:

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