"NHS 24 - Out of hours care"

About: NHS 24 Royal Alexandra Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Southern General Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Vale of Leven General Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Western Infirmary/Gartnavel General / Trauma & orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I phoned NHS 24 about a cartilidge that I'd torn in my knee and because it was excruciating. The call handlers and the nurses were supportive in trying their best to help me recover. Then I was seen by a doctor in a Glasgow hospital.

It has been confirmed that I've to see an orthopaedic surgeon. My health isn't in the best state it could be and NHS 24 have helped me through so much pain and distress. From the call handlers to the nurses that have assessed me and with their support at this distressing time. That is the reason why I want to work with them to say thank you. Without the help and support of NHS 24, I would probably with my knee be in a bad state.

I appreciate the help, NHS 24.

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Responses

Response from Shona Lawrence, Patient Affairs Manager, NHS 24

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Thank you very much for your posting via Patient Opinion. I am pleased tor read that when you have been required to contact NHS 24 you have found our staff to be supportive and helpful. Patient safety and a positive patient experience are our top priorities here at NHS 24 and feedback such as yours is very welcomed.

I note that it has been confirmed that you require to be seen by an Orthopaedic Surgeon and I do wish you well.

If you would like to contact me directly in relation to your positive expereince of NHS 24, I can be contacted on 0141 337 4582.

With kind regards

Shona Lawrence

NHS 24 Patient Affairs Manager

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