"Excellent service for thumb surgery/amputation"

About: Northern General Hospital

I visited the hand clinic after a thumb crush injury in June 2012. The team were superb. They surgeons and nurses dealt with my issues with dignity and respect and listened to my concerns empathically. My operation was discussed in detail. As I was anxious of the procedure a lovely nurse chatted to me throughout to ease my anxieties. The team did an excellent returning my thumb to as normal function (as was possible under the circumstances) and made it look more aesthetically pleasing. A great service from the surgeon and his marvellous team

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Response from Jane Fenelon, Senior Patient Partnership Co-ordinator, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Anonymous Poster

Thank you for taking the time to give us your kind comments regarding your visit to the Hand Clinic and subsequent surgery following the injury to your thumb. Staff always welcome positive feedback and I will ensure your comments are passed on to those involved.

I hope you continue to make a good recovery following your operation

Thank you again

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Response from Northern General Hospital

Dear Poster Thank you for taking the time to give us your kind comments regarding your visit to to our hospitals following the injury you suffered to your thumb. Regarding the delay in being seen, I am sorry that on this occasion this was not dealt with quickly and of the high standard we would expect at our Trust. I am however, pleased to hear of the positive aspects of your visit. Staff always welcome positive feedback and I will ensure your comments are passed on to those involved. I hope you continue to make a good recovery from your injury. Thank you again

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