"Lost confidence in the NHS after my experience. "

About: Harrogate District Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I snapped a crucial ligament playing basketball in my thirties. This was diagnosed as a severe sprain at Leeds General A&E.

A scan 20 years later showed that I was missing my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and I waited three years for surgery.

No beds were available on the day of my operation so I was left on a trolley in the corridor with a nurse until my wife was told to come and collect me at 9.30pm the same day as the nurse was going off duty. I lost confidence in the NHS after this experience.

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Response from Patient and Public Involvement Lead, Leeds PCT

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Patient Opinion. I was sorry to hear that your time at Harrogate Hospital was less than satisfactory.

I shall make sure your comments are passed to the patient relations manager at Harrogate District Hospital.

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