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"Fast access to orthopaedic service at Monklands Hospital"

About: University Hospital Monklands / Trauma & orthopaedics

(as the patient),

For 3 months experiencing pain in both hands and both wrists.

Consulted my GP around Christmas 2017.

She said sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Said she would refer me to orthopaedic dept at hospital.

Four weeks later I had an appointment at Monklands Hospital.

Saw Dr . Mac Leod.    He explained simply and succinctly what CTS was.

Went through treatment options with me, recommended and provided splints for both hands there and then.

Nurse then took over and supplied and fitted splints.

A simple story  about a common condition, ie  CTS.

But I felt I was  treated with every respect and courtesy as if  had a serious orthopaedic condition.

Dr. MacLeod reappeared and checked with me I was  happy with the splints.

He reiterated I could return if the symptoms of my CTS got worse.

All in all, very happy and impressed with my visit to Monklands Hospital.

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Response from Stephen Peebles, Director of Hospital Services, University Hospital Wishaw, NHS Lanarkshire 3 years ago
Stephen Peebles
Director of Hospital Services, University Hospital Wishaw,
NHS Lanarkshire
Submitted on 30/01/2018 at 10:57
Published on Care Opinion at 13:55

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Dear Zola

Many thanks for taking the time to post the positive experience you have had accessing the Orthopaedic service at Monklands Hospital. I hope your symptoms have improved following your treatment.

Yours Sincerely

Stephen Peebles

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