"A&E visit for treatment after accident with a..."

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My wife took me to the A&E Department after my index and second fingers of my left hand were chopped by a rotating model aircraft propeller. I was concerned that I might loose full use of these fingers.

However, the young doctor who saw me initially decided to consult his senior, and a means of repairing the damage was worked out and explained to me fully.

Working as a team, they then closed all the wounds and completely stopped the bleeding.

I understand that there may be some loss of feeling in my index finger - but that is all.

I was then given an anti-tetanus injection and a 7-day course of antibiotics before being discharged.

Although we were there for several hours - we did understand that they were extremely

busy - we were always treated with the utmost courtesy.

I would much rather have avoided the accident - but it is very reassuring that such excellent emergency care is available locally.

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Response from Lister Hospital

Great to hear that our doctors and nurses looked after you so well recently - we'll make sure that your feedback reaches them very quickly! In the meantime, we wish you a full recovery and the very best for the future.

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