"Horrible horse riding head injury"

About: Queen Alexandra Hospital

My horse knocked me out whilst training and i woke up on the floor in a pool of blood knowing it was serious . Luckily my lovely friend was to hand to rush me to QA. She did her best to stay calm and reassure me but I knew something in my head was broken. I was swept through to a bed quicker than I could register and everyone was very concerned and considerate.

I understand they had to be so sure what they were dealing with before they could give me pain relief. I was kept informed throughout and when the drugs arrived it was a relief for everyone most of all me! .Two scans later and damage confirmed I was given a full explanation of what I had broken and all the information I needed before thankfully being allowed to leave. My recovery will take a while but I have already returned to the maxiofacial department for further examination just days later. Again efficient and considerate in all respects. The nurse even grabbing my hand as I was examined... Still very painful. Doctors , nurses ,porters, radiographers and receptionists all were lovely. A massive thank you. to you all But I really don't want to repeat the experience!

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Response from Queen Alexandra Hospital

I am so sorry to hear of your accident and appreciate how distressing this must have been.

Thank you for taking the time to leave your very kind words with us.

We are so glad that you had such a positive experience throughout your stay us. Please be assured that I will share your comments with the teams involved.

May I take this opportunity to wish you well for the future.

Kind regards.


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