"saved my leg"

About: Queen's Medical Centre

Ive personally written to ward c5 to say thankyou. I raced at donington on june 21 2014 on a motorcycle and was involved in an incident. I had open fractures to leg and lost a bit of blood,also had compartment syndrome. I work for the nhs up north and i can tell you now we uphere are behind queens in the care and treatment table! My care was totally first class,without fault. Im alive and hobbling about on two legs just five weeks since my crash and thats all down to the ambulance/paramedics,surgical team,nurses and staff on c5. I could have died and really should have lost a leg. The staff on c5,cleaners,ladies who brought food,nurses,physios,were so helpful,nothing was too much trouble,everything was organised. Id never been in hosp before andthe whole bed pan thing was too much for me,too embarrassing. The nurses were so busy but anytime i asked to be hoisted to the toilet they never made me feel like it was a problem. At 4am one morning i had a catheter problem and bed was wet,i was dying of embarrassment,the nurse changed my sheets,cleaned me up and joked the situation away. Cant tell you how grateful i was for how she handled that,no fuss,no embarradsment. All i can say is thankyou but its no way near enough. Superb hospital with amazing staff.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you so much for your great feedback. We’re pleased to hear you received good care during your stay with us. We are sure all of our colleagues on the ward and our wider major trauma team will greatly appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience in our care and most importantly, that you continue to make a good recovery following your accident

Nominations for our annual NUHonours Awards are open. You may wish to consider nominating the major trauma team/staff on C5 so that colleagues can get the recognition they deserve. It takes just a few minutes to do so. The Musculoskeletal and Neurosciences category is the most relevant to the comments you have posted. You can nominate via our website at http://www.nuh.nhs.uk/nuhonours/ or call 0115 9691169 x76028.

Response from Queen's Medical Centre

Thank you so much for your great feedback. We’re pleased to hear you received good care during your stay with us. We are sure all of our colleagues on the ward and our wider major trauma team will greatly appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience in our care and most importantly, that you continue to make a good recovery following your accident

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