"Top care after a bad bite."

About: Sunderland Royal Hospital

On Wednesday 5th August I was admitted into A&E with a severe dog bite to my right hand. I attended Pallion Health Centre for initial care before being seen back at A&E by a specialist who admitted me to ward 48D for overnight intensive courses of antibiotics. I returned to see the hand trauma specialist the following Monday (10th August 2015) who admitted me once again for my hand to be surgically examined and cleaned under a block anaesthetic. Today I had the 23 stitches needed to hold my hand together removed.

I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to all the staff who saw to me on both occasions and cared for me during my time at both the hospital and Pallion Heath Centre. I cannot praise them highly enough, nor their standard of care. I was treated with compassion and respect by everyone and never once felt like I was a burden or a trouble to them. All the staff were warm and engaging as well as keeping me well informed as to what procedures I was having and what those procedures actually entailed.

I know that often the main stream media can be unkind towards nhs staff but I have nothing but the highest regard for them, especially now after having spent time under their care.

So to you all thank you so much for your care, hard work, and professionalism though don’t take it personally if I hope not to see you’re A&E staff for a very long time!

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