"Given the pressure they were working under they were tremendous"

About: Macclesfield District General Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

I was involved in an accident where a car hit me in the back of my leg and knocked me over. I managed to get home and phoned the police who came round to see me and advised me to have my leg examined. They called for paramedics who felt I should have my leg x-rayed in case of a fracture.

All of it was a big shock. I have to say that everyone was just amazing. I was taken by ambulance to the Macclesfield A&E, there were signs to say that waiting times were three hours and I was seen after almost exactly three hours.

Given the pressure they were working under they were tremendous – their service was second to none.

I witnessed them dealing with someone who appeared to be very drunk and difficult – they treated him very firmly but politely.

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Response from Macclesfield District General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments concerning your care at Macclesfield Hospital. We have passed your comments on to staff in the Emergency Department and they were delighted to receive them. Thank you once again.