About: University Hospital Of North Durham University Hospital Of North Durham Durham DH1 5TW
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After deeply cutting my knee, I went to durham hospital for it to be cleaned and stitched up. When I was eventually seen I was treated in an unwelcoming manner. My deep wound was poorly cleaned with distiller water. this wa so badly done that mud could still be seen in and around my wound. Rather than stitching my very deep wound, steri strips were placed on it. My wound showed signs of infection within a few hours of leaving the hospital, and when I went back doctors refused I change my badages or clean my wound, the doctor seemed bored and uninterested and simply handed me a prescription for a few doses of penicillin. Not only could I not walk on my leg for two weeks, it took a month for the wound to seal, and due to the infection and poor handling of my knee by the hospital I now have an ugly keloid scar. I am furious with the dismissive manned in which I was treated, and now have a lasting ugly keloid scar that could have easily been avoided.