"Does what it says on the tin"

This was my first time using the service. I was bitten by something whilst camping at a festival and had an allergic reaction. It took me a while to see how bad it was due to the bite being under my muddy jeans. Despite taking antihistamines around the clock and keeping an ice-pack on it, 2 days later, the wound was still hot, itchy, swollen and spreading. I dropped in to the minor injuries unit (for reassurance really) and was given antibiotics as it appeared infected. Within 24 hours, the wound had dramatically improved. I was seen in under 30 minutes and all the staff were friendly and helpful. (This contrasts dramatically to my last experience in Hinchingbrooke A&E.) This is a great service for minor problems when you don't need the full suite of A&E. I would definitely use them again in the future.

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Response from Doddington Hospital

With regard to your very kind comments about Doddington Minor Injuries Unit, may I thank you for your kind words, we as a Trust take all comments received about our services, seriously, and it is very pleasing when positive comments are received. I will pass your posting onto Team Lead in the department, who will undoubtedly share them with the team. Mike Passfield Head of Clinical Services (Unplanned Care)

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