Dr David Levy
11th October 2013
Dr David Levy was the Consultant Anaesthetist in theatre working alongside Marion Macpherson OB/GYN who performed my 4th Caesarean section due to placenta accreta on 6/6/13. I was understandably apprehensive, with an acute fear of General anaesthetics, however I was soon at ease by the professionalism and compassion displayed by Dr Levy and his team to include Ieva saule. I had to have femoral sheaths placed as a precautionary measure which meant I was in theatre for several hours with numerous members of staff present and at times it was overwhelming, especially when the first epidural failed to work. Dr Levy was constantly visible and offered comforting words, constant reassurance and a hand to hold when things weren't going too well and I became borderline hysterical. He also kept me informed at all times of what was happening which I found beneficial as it prevented me from panicking in an already stressful situation. From beginning to end I felt completely looked after and in no way felt like a hospital number, but a person with very real fears and feelings that actually mattered to him and I appreciated when he visited my family and I in labour suite some hours post surgery to make sure things were well. My partner and I will be eternally grateful to Dr David Levy for all that he has done for us and we believe the NHS is not only lucky to have him, but other members of the NHS could learn a great deal from him. He is amazing at what he does and if I ever find myself in a similar situation, I know I will be in safe hands. As safe as they come! Thank you to a wonderful Anaesthetist and if I may say so, a friend for life.