"Huge gratitude towards a doctor in the eye unit"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Bournemouth BH7 7DW
Posted by thomas burt
I have just returned home from a visit to the eye unit. I work as a car mechanic and got what turned out to be a shard of metal in my right eye. I arrived at the unit at 7.40pm not realising that I should have been going to A+E, I gathered this from the fact that nobody was at reception and some lights were switched off. A doctor happened to walk by so I asked if I was in the right place for something in my eye. The doctor had a bag on their back and looked to be going home so, rightfully so offered to show me to A+E. Only a couple steps were taken when the doctor then said they would take a look at it for me themself. I was very surprised that the doctor offered this, and checked whether they were sure but, the doctor insisted. I can not explain how grateful I felt about this. Over half an hour later when the doctor should have been home having dinner, they were still tending to my eye in order to remove the shard of metal. Throughout I felt as though I was in very safe hands as the doctor explained what was happening and had an a very relaxed but clearly experienced form to their work. After successfully removing the shard the doctor gave me some ointment to use and even showed me how to apply it. With that I was on my way home but I am sure that this extremely kind doctor would have had to stay behind even longer to fill out paperwork. I can not thank the doctor enough for helping me but hope that this message gets them some recognition. I also hope that the doctor is made aware of my true gratitude.