"A&E children's dept"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

Could not thank the staff more for the way they dealt with my son. He is only 7 and He had quite a long, deep gash to his knee from landing on a sharp object. He was referred to Oldham from Rochdale. We were booked in quickly and seen by triage within 10 minutes. They then sent us to children's waiting room to be seen by the orthopaedic surgeon. A massive thanks to two staff members - a fantastic duo. They were really amazing - talked us through everything step by step, making my Little boy feel comfortable and happy. Chatted about football, holiday and girlfriends making him feel relaxed and at ease. We all Had a giggle with the happy gas while they numbed his knee and stitched him up - not something I thought I'd be saying while I saw my son's injuries. Don't particularly want my son back in hospital again anytime soon, just as much as no one wants to see their child hurt and in pain. But have to say, immensely impressed by the staff at Oldham - made what could have been a horrific experience for my son and I into a good one - we have a happy son with a neat and tidy stitch up. Thanks again

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Response from Royal Oldham Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments we strive to achieve a high standard of care for all patients in line with Trust Values. We will pass your comments onto the Department/ward. Grateful Thanks The Pennine Acute NHS Trust

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