About: The New Selby War Memorial Hospital / Minor injuries unit The New Selby War Memorial Hospital Minor injuries unit Selby YO8 9BX
Posted by Mr Johnston (as ),
When repairing a wooden fence post in January a splinter went through my protective gloves and into my right middle finger. I thought nothing about it until the wound started to bleed continually. I made numerous visits to my GP and was treated but never sent for a x ray or wound clean. Eventually the wound became infected and I ended up being admitted to York Teaching Hospital, on a strike day, and operated on within the hour to cut and clean my finger. I was treated like a 'Private Patient' by the junior doctors, thanks to all. I stayed in hospital for a further three days on antibiotic drips. On my release I was refered to Mr Lim Consultant Plastic Surgeon who carried out a further procedure removing dead skin from my finger. Sadly I suffered a further set back when a Granuloma grew over my old wound. I was refered to Mr Lim on a Monday and thanks to a cancellation and a Theatre space was operated on the next day. My stiches have now been removed my finger looking more like it's normal self.
I feel like I have been treated like a 'private patient' and cannot praise NHS staff enough for all their care and consideration. My special thanks go to Mr Lim and his team who I am sure due to their action saved me from loosing the top of my finger.