"Infection in Elbow resulted in stay at Good Hope Hospital"

About: Good Hope Hospital / Accident & emergency

(as the patient),

As a result of scratching the dry skin on my elbow, I was admitted to hospital and put on an antibiotic drip.

My elbow swelled up and I went to Good Hope A&E, after seeing four doctors each one more senior, I was told that I had Cellulitis. I thought this was very professional as the last doctor I saw was at 3am and they wanted me diagnosed asap rather than waiting till the next morning.

They transferred me to a ward and I was put on an antibiotic drip for four days. All of the doctors and nurses have been great. I wasn't too keen on my sandwich, but did appreciate I was given it at midnight so guess it had gone soggy during the day.

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Response from Deborah Parkes, PPI Senior Administrator, Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. It is always nice to receive positive comments from our patients. We will pass the comments forward to our Accident and Emergency staff at Good Hope Hospital.

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