"My broken hand."

About: Lincoln County Hospital / General surgery Lincoln County Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I managed to injure my right hand one afternoon working at home. I decided to leave it overnight to see if the pain went away, it didn't. The next day my wife persuaded me to visit the A & E department at Lincoln County Hospital to get my hand checked out. Good job I did. I was sent for an X-ray and was found to have broken 2 bones in my hand, I was admitted the same day, operated on the next day and put into a cast for 5 weeks. I have just had the cast removed and so far so good, just going through physiotherapy now. The whole service I received from Lincoln County Hospital was excellent. From arriving at A & E to X-ray to orthopaedic diagnosis to admission to the Neustadt-Welton ward and the actual operation to aftercare I cannot speak highly enough of every member of staff. I would particularly like to mention the consultants Mr Qaimkhani / Mr Sadiki and Staff Nurse Amy Alsop for their professionalism and polite friendly nature. They made a stressful episode in my life much easier to deal with and my hand seems on the right path for a full recovery. Well done to them all. The NHS often gets bad press. I want to set this straight, Lincoln County and the staff there were brilliant.

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Response from Jennie Negus, Deputy Director of Patient Services, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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I had to smile when I read your story - I hope you have thanked your wife as well as our staff!! Seriously thank you very much for your feedback which the teams and especially the staff you have named will be as delighted as I was to read. I am glad all went so well and that you are continuing to recover. Thank you again.

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Response from Anita Cooper, Clinical Lead - Therapies & Rehabilitation Medicine, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Many thanks for your comments and from my perspective I particularly hope that your experience of Physiotherapy has continued to be positive and that you are progressing well. Thanks again for taking the time to comment

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