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"Happy day at Halifax Hospital!"

About: Calderdale Royal Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

For some months I have suffered awful pain in my wrist.

I saw my GP about 6 weeks ago and he gave me the information to get an appointment at the hand trauma clinic, Calderdale Hospital, Halifax - that was today 14th Feb 2008.

I just want to say how pleased I was! My appointment was 0935; I was seen by 0950. The consultant was lovely - polite, concerned, gentle!

He administered a local anaesthetic before giving me a steroid injection - so no awful pain to start with, then arrange for me to have a wrist/thumb brace.

In all, everyone at the hospital was kind and considerate. I feel sorry for all hospital workers as they have such a hard job to start with and the lack of resources just make it so much harder. Well done all of you!

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