About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Having damaged a finger leading a horse I attended A&E one Sunday afternoon. I was seen well within an hour for assessment, x ray and medical follow up, waiting only a short time more to see a specialist. I returned the following day for assessment re surgery. Unfortunately I couldn't have surgery on Monday but I returned and had surgery on Tuesday morning and was home by the evening with a good supply of medicines and follow up arranged. Once my plaster and splints were off I had intensive physio and some six months later it is virtually impossible to tell I had a problem. My grip is almost as good as it was and the scar is barely visible. Overall I'm very happy with the treatment but especially with the outcome - it reminded how good it is to have a service like this close by because without their intervention I would not be able to do what I now can again.