"diabetic abbcess"

About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital / General surgery

(as a staff member),

I had awoken recently with severe pain, and a lump on my left shoulder, I said to my husband I have another abbccess, this time the rednes was spreading, so I took some pain killers, and it eased.

The day after I awoke with the same, so I went over to accident/emergency, at east surrey hospitial, I was seen by dr Fields, and he said I have a abbccess, he went through my options, I said I dont want to go back into surgery, so I was given antibiotics, dr fielsd, and all staff in a/e were fantastic.

So throughout the day the pain was so severe/ the redness was spreading quickly down my shoulder, so I then contacted my good friend mr monkhouse, and I told him what had happened, so mr monkhouse told me to come to sau the next morning, I arrived in sau in esh and mr monkhouse examined my shoulder, and decided there and then, thats needs draining, especially because you are a diabetic, mr monkhouse, collegue, dr felipe, also came to look at my shoulder, everyone introduced themselves, everone was fantastic, I was in surgery early in the morning, I want to thank all the nurses/doctors/nurses from sau, poppo, recovery, tanderidge, I owe my life to each and everyone of you, and I am very proud, to be a staff member of the best hospitial, east surrey hospitial, dr felipe thank you/mr monkhouse thank you very much.

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Response from Branita Mills, Matron, Surgery, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Bidde,

Thank you for your positive feedback about your experience at East Surrey Hospital.

I am glad that your abcess has been dealt with so swiftly and hope that you continue to recover.

I will definitely feedback your comments to the staff.

Kind Regards

Branita Mills

Matron Surgery

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