"Minor Injuries Unit"

About: Wycombe Hospital

I had to go here yesterday evening with my daughter and her little son who had a fish bone lodged in his throat. They are visiting from their home in Cardiff.

My grandson is 2 and a half years old and obviously very distressed and seemed unable/unwilling to swallow. The friendly receptionist assessed the situation very well and although quite busy and we waited best part of an hour, once seen by a very nice nurse practitioner, who examined, xrayed and sought advice from ENT staff at Stoke Manderville decided to try to remove the fish bone.

The alternative would have been to go to Oxford! They said they would make one attempt only. Due to their skill and ability to get this little boy to cooperate, they removed this bone without any problem . We cannot praise highly enough the care we received. A lot of criticism is directed at the NHS, but on this occasion we were very glad to receive such wonderful help and care and are very grateful to live in this country and close to Wycombe Minor Injuries Unit.

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Response from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear Liz Murphy

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely words of praise on this site regarding your visit to the MIIU at Wycombe, with your daughter and young grandson, who had managed to get a fishbone lodged in his throat. I can understand how distressing this would have been for you all at the time. Therefore, it is pleasing to hear that, due to the skill and ability of the staff in the department, they were able to successfully remove the bone wihout the need for further medical attention.

I will ensure your thanks are passed on to the staff in the unit for the recognition of the wonderful help and care they provided.

I hope your daughter and grandson enjoyed the rest of their stay.