"It was wonderful to see the real NHS in action"
About: North Devon District Hospital / Accident and emergency North Devon District Hospital Accident and emergency Barnstaple EX31 4JB South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by Technical (as ),
A year or so ago, I was visiting Devon when I slipped and fractured my Patella. 999 & the ambulance arrived so promptly taking me to North Devon A&E. after X Ray to confirm I was admitted to Capener Ward. Being a Sunday the operation was scheduled for 07. 30 Monday morning & 4 days post - operation I was on my way home.
The Ambulance crew, A & E Staff, Ward Nursing staff & Orthopaedic Consultant etc. were all so helpful it was wonderful to see the real NHS in action.
Last week I went to visit my daughter in Devon again & after 1 hour tripped on a high kerb resulting in a fractured hip!
So a repeat of my first experience of North Devon Health Service - once again despite all the problems of the NHS currently - nothing has changed in their caring for their patients.
I am now a bit of a celebrity in the their Orthopaedic Dept. but the Senior Consultant did suggest in future perhaps my daughter should visit me!