This story is from a mother who would like to remain anonymous. She wanted to share the story of her young daughter’s experience at Royal Brompton Hospital.

“My little girl is a patient at Royal Brompton Hospital and underwent surgery in 2014 for an atrial septal defect closure. At the time of the operation I was so nervous. I cried so much when they gave her the general anaesthetic. When I got the call to say she was out, I could hear her calling for me down the corridor until I got to her. But the staff were fantastic and really helpful, which made things a lot easier. They really guide you through every step of the way – they’re there for you. They let me lie with my daughter and give her cuddles as they took us back up to the children’s ward – Rose Ward. I had bought her an Elsa doll from the film Frozen as at the time she was Frozen mad, and the nurses let her go round and show her fellow patients and say hello. The time we had and still have at the hospital during check-ups is always so lovely. My princess is doing great now and under the care of two fantastic doctors. I know she is in the best hospital and I wouldn't have it any other way.”