"An accident with a circular saw"

About: Hemel Hempstead Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Stoke Mandeville Hospital / Plastic surgery

(as the patient),

I was referred to the Plastics unit Ward 15 at Stoke Mandeville hospital by the urgent Care unit at Hemel Hempstead recently following an accident at home the previous evening with my circular saw. I severed a tendon and badly lacerated my wedding ring finger and the ring! I was assessed and told I needed surgery the following day. I was admitted TO WARD 16 and had one op to clean out the wounds under general anesthetic and remained overnight on an antibiotic drip. I had a second op the following day to repair the tendon and for skin grafts and stitches to the lacerations. I am having on going treatment to dress the wounds and hand therapy for the repaired tendon. My consultant is Mr Budney and I should add I have also been seen as an outpatient at High Wycombe by Miss Mackie who I believe is part of Mr Budney's team.

I want to place on record my appreciation for the care and treatment I have had and am continuing to have. it is of the highest standard with all the doctors nurses and support staff being totally committed, friendly and with good humour. I cannot praise them highly enough

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Response from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear patient

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely words of praise for the Doctors and nurses at Stoke Mandeville Hospital who treated your badly injured finger, following an accident at home with a circular saw. I am very pleased to hear that you feel the care you received at the time of your injury and the follow up treatment you are continuing to receive is of the highest standard.

It is always rewarding to receive such feedback and to hear of how well staff have worked together to ensure our patients are treated with compassion, dignity and respect. I will make sure that your appreciation is passed on to the areas involved in your care.

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