"Head injury resulting from a cycling accident"
About: North Devon District Hospital North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple EX31 4JB
Posted by Graham Rooke
I was taken to A&E by ambulance following a cycling accident in which I sustained head injuries. The care I received was outstanding - from the arrival of the ambulance crew through to being discharged. The ambulance arrived quickly following our call, and I received great care from the crew through to arriving at the hostpital. Once at the hostpital, I was attended to quickly and then immediately sent for a CT scan. Following this, I was again seen quickly by the consultant who gave me thorough information on my injuries, and good advice about my recovery. Finally, the nurse cleaned and dressed my facial wounds, making such a good job that they have healed much more quickly than I expected, and will leave less scarring than I feared. Throughout the experience, I really appreaciated how friendly and helpful all the staff where.