"A & E and Occupational Therapy Department"

About: King's Mill Hospital

I had a fall in 2014 and broke 3 fingers on my right hand.

I am 68 years old so it was quite traumatic for me.

My husband took me to A & E and I was seen almost immediately, I was X-rayed twice, before and after the plaster was put on up to my elbow.

One of my fingers had come out of its socket and the nurse sorted that out. I was in terrible pain and they did everything possible to make me comfortable, they were a very competent nurse and I wish that I had got their name at the time, but it all happened so quick and I was not really with it at the time.

After a a few weeks I was sent to Occupational Therapy Department, after my plaster was taken off. I was very nervous as my fingers were very stiff after having been plastered up. The member of staff was absolutely amazing and was very caring, I was quite scared as my fingers were stiff and swollen. I was taken to the department where they could help me get my fingers working again. After some weeks I was then told I was being transferred to the workshop! I was so nervous, and wondered what it would be like. I absolutely loved it, my mentor was brilliant. They helped me make a plaque with a turtle engraved on it, Which I did the engraving and varnished it, I also made a bird table and two outside benches. I did not want to leave, I was there for just over a year and I cannot thank my mentor enough for everything they have done for me. Sorry this is so long but I want people to know that this hospital is good and staff do care about its patients. Thank you to everyone who helped me.

Mrs Diane Gilfillan

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Response from King's Mill Hospital

Dear Mrs Gilfillan,

Thank you very much for your comments, and for taking the time to post your review.

We are really pleased to hear how well you were recently cared for by our staff at King's Mill Hospital and this has been shared with the Emergency Department and our Occupational Therapy staff involved in your care.

Kind regards,

Communications team,

Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

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