"Brillant hopsital and amazing staff"

on the 28th September 2014 I had an accident on my right leg I was taken to heartlands hospital where they did no x-rays I wasn't examined properly was given one crutch and sent home I was sent to the QE hospital by GP when I got to the QE hospital I went to the outpatients where I was x-rayed and I was sent to a&e where I saw a doctor and he told me there was a fracture in my lower leg on my fibula. I want to thank the QE hospital for finding the fracture and doing something about it straight away the A&E staff were fantastic they treated me with respect if it wasn't for the staff at the hospital finding the fracture I could have been in a worse situation couldn't fault the staff they did there jobs brilliantly at the moment the fracture is healing up nicely and will take another to months to heal but again I want to thank the A&E department and the fracture clinic for all there work in finding the fracture and doing something about it straight away

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Response from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience of the Emergency Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. We are delighted that you had such a positive experience. Your comments have been passed onto the senior hospital managers responsible for this area. They will ensure your feedback is shared with their team members. It is a real morale boost for staff to receive feedback like this from patients. It means such a lot to know that the hard work, dedication and commitment of our staff is recognised and valued in this way. It is also very satisfying for staff to hear they have made such a difference and made sure your experience under our care has been positive. In relation to your experience at Heartlands Hospital (Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust) their Head of Patient Services and Engagement is very keen to listen to your concerns and investigate what has happened. If you would like the opportunity to speak to him please make contact directly. His details are: Jamie Emery Head of Patient Services and Engagement Main Entrance Heartlands Hospital Bordesley Green East Birmingham B9 5SS Telephone: 0121 424 1115 Email: jamie.emery@heartofengland.nhs.uk At University Hospitals Birmingham we are always keen to receive feedback from our patients and visitors as it helps us to ensure we are delivering the best in care. Please continue to tell us if things went well so that we can share this with the teams who cared for you. If we don’t get it right please let us know so that we can take action to make sure we get it right in the future. There are a number of ways you can do this, some of which are listed below; - Fill out our patient experience surveys; we have them for day case or short stay patients, inpatients, and those who attend the Emergency Department. There are general surveys asking about all aspects of your experience as well as others relating to specific aspects of your stay e.g. the operating theatre and food. You may also be contacted by post and given the opportunity to complete a survey relating to your discharge from hospital or your outpatient attendance. - Answer the Friends and Family Test question; you can do this as part of one of the larger surveys, alternatively you can answer it whilst in the Outpatient or Emergency Department – there are posters explaining the different ways that you can do this. - Fill in a Trust feedback leaflet, displayed in all patient and public areas – please ask staff if they are not easily visible. - Become a ‘mystery patient’ and tell us about your experience, you can do this just once or each time you attend the hospital. For further information on these and other ways you can give us your feedback please contact patientexperience@uhb.nhs.uk or telephone us on 0121 371 4491/2

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