"Saving my life, and my arm!"
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Following an incident on the in January 2012, where I ruptured the artery in my right arm from falling through a glass door, I was attended to very quickly by police and paramedics and taken to A&E at Raigmore Hospital.
Mr. Wolf, Vascular Surgeon and his team replaced the artery in my arm with a vein from my leg. I believe I was in surgery for 7 hours and required blood transfusions.
I was then admitted to ITU and to Ward 5C. Mr. Wolf is a brilliant vascular surgeon, and his patient care and concern is exceptional. He saved my life and my arm!
My experience at Raigmore Hospital and the aftercare from nurses, physiotherapists and my own GP Dr. Henderson at Riverside practice has been of such good quality, and I was always treated with kindness and dignity. I am eternally grateful.
I have spent most of my life in Africa and still am amazed how lucky we are in the united Kingdom to have such good quality health-care, and it is free!