"Visit din't inspire confidence"

About: Hinchingbrooke Hospital

I visited my GP regarding a problem with my right index finger. The GP examined it and said they thought there was a foreign body in it (glass) that was trying to break out. They sent me for an x-ray at Hinchingbrooke. The radiographer x-rayed it and stated there was nothing in there and that I could go home. I queried with them what the GP had said. Their response, "Don't believe everything the doctors tell you!" I returned home. Two days later the scar on my finger broke open whilst I was decorating. On the advice of my daughter, who is a practice nursing sister, I dressed the finger and applied some magnesium sulphate. The next day, I removed the dressing and, lo and behold -- there was a piece of glass !!! So it was a not case of not believing the doctor - it was a case of....don't believe the radiographer !!!!

Q4..There is no department listed for radiography.

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Response from Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback.

We are sorry to hear that the x-ray was unable to identify the problem with your finger. If you would like to discuss this with us in more detail, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01480 428964, or by email: hch-tr.pals@nhs.net

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