"Emergency care for finger injury"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital Accident and emergency RH1 5RH
Posted by Myrtle (as ),
I stupidly chopped part of the tip off my finger off whilst preparing Sunday lunch. It bled copiously but I was not in pain and certainly not an acute emergency. I was seen after not much more than an hour, treated, which took some time as the bleeding had to stop and then sent home with very clear after care instructions and supplies.
Everyone was kind, caring and professional. We are extremely fortunate to have the NHS - of course it is not perfect - how could it be given the complexity of the services it has to offer from self-inflicted minor injuries like mine to transplants and cancer treatments? My experience was on a Sunday morning - there were plenty of staff on duty - Emergency Department is always open- Mr Hunt needs to remember that