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Posted by capellatq38 (as ),
I recently telephoned my G. P. Practice in Montrose - Townhead Practice at Links Health Centre, Montrose, as I had a swelling below my left lower jaw and a very sore throat. Consequently, I was finding eating, swallowing & speaking more and more difficult. My G. P. conducted a telephone consultation about 1 hour later, and agreed that a face to face consultation was appropriate/necessary. Following a detailed discussion/examination and two telephone calls to on-call doctors at Ninewells, it was agreed that I should attend Ninewells, Oral and Maxillofacial Department for further investigations.
I travelled straight to Ninewells, and, that afternoon, went through thorough investigations, which concluded that I had two areas of infection linked to a dental abcess. I was admitted to Ward 7 that afternoon for I. V. pain relief & antibiotics pending possible surgery. As it transpired, the I. V. drugs worked overnight and surgery was not required. I then moved to Ward 23B the next morning for continued I. V. antibiotics, before being discharged on the day after. I am now awaiting the tooth being removed by my local Dentist.
The thoroughness and close attention from my G. P. (Dr Strachan), all staff in Oral and Maxillofacial, the nurses in Wards 7 & 23B, and the on duty Doctors and Consultants, was exemplary. They were all extremely conscientious, caring and very much patient focussed. Now that I am feeling much better, I am very grateful to everyone involved in my diagnosis and treatment. Also a thank you to the catering staff at Ninewells as I enjoyed all of the food during my stay. A heartfelt thank you to our National Health Service and the magnificent people who care for us and keep us safe and well at all times.