"Ouch!"

Anything else?

If you like pain, then visit here? I had a conversation with the physiotherapist about steroid injections for my knee and he said "I like pain, so I don't give patients any local antithetic" now I have spoken to the department head, all got from him was prevarication; making out he didn't understand what i was saying. Now essentially it's as it sounds: if you like pain go and visit these people, they put steroids into patients without antithetic. There is nothing wrong with using antithetic before inputting these steroids. It's just a case of money, it would cost the department a little bit more. I think basically that these people are creating a lot of pain for no good end, there is no call for it and I think it is for there own reasons.

I think the attitude with the NHS staff these days I not acceptable. Patients and other staff need to be treated with the most upper respect. Maybe not like royalty but at least like human beings which is not happening at the moment.

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Response from Samuel Johnson Community Hospital

Thank you for the comments about the treatment you received at Samuel Johnson Community Hospital. The outpatient physiotherapy service you refer to is provided by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent NHS Partnership Trust. We have forwarded your comments to them for their attention.