"Good care for dog bite"

About: John Coupland Hospital Lincoln County Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

What happened: Whilst trying to save an elderly lady's dog from being savaged by another, I stepped in. The dogs are now happy and well, but unfortunately I was bitten on the wrist. My wrist was punctured a total of 6 times, 2 of which were rather deep, the worst exposing a large blood vessel.

Care given: first I went to Gainsborough hospital but after having the affected area cleaned was asked to go instead to Lincoln hospital as she believed that tendons may have been damaged. Thankfully they made Lincoln hospital aware of my situation. Once I arrived at Lincoln I didn't have to wait long. Strangely I was denied my x Ray and tetanus booster that the doctor recommended, as the nurse noticed I still had 2 and a half months before it was due. And I didn't think she was made aware of the x Ray that had been booked. But other than that the nurse was gentle but thorough and I was bandaged up well.

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Response from Sharon Kidd, Patient Experience and Engagement Manager, Patient Experience, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear jaybite

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. I will share your comments with the nursing team in A&E.

I hope your hero wounds are healing well.

Matron Tracy Bell

Emergency Care

Lincoln County Hospital

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