"Emergency Treatment Received"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics East Surrey Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics RH1 5RH South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Lewes BN7 2XW
Posted by Hippy (as ),
I suffered a dislocated hip whilst in the garden. The ambulance arrived within 20 minutes and the two female medics were both sympathetic and efficient. Upon arriving at East Surrey Accident and Emergency at about 1. 30pm, they arranged for me to be quickly booked in. After about an hour, I was sent to X-ray which confirmed the dislocation. I was then transferred to a bed in the A & E Unit. Here I was quickly assessed and advised that an Orthopedic registrar would be seeing me who confirmed that I should be admitted to a ward so that the dislocation could be manipulated under GA in theatre. By 7pm I was settled in the ward and was the first on the list on the following morning. By 4pm that day, I was allowed home.
I was most impressed by the cleanliness and the superb attitude and care received from all the staff. As a patient who is usually treated under private healthcare, I was apprehensive at first but cannot express enough my thanks and admiration to all the staff.