"Mending my father in law."

About: Hairmyres Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics

(as a relative),

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to the staff at Hairmyres Hospital for two episodes of sorting out my father in law after falls at his home over the last couple of years.

The first fall was the worst when he had a fractured shoulder and he needed major surgery and a long programme of rehab and physio. The surgeon, nursing staff and physio made sure that he was well informed about what he should do, they needed to lay the law down a bit to him but they did so in a nice way. There was the added complication of him being on warfarin so needed to be careful re the risks involved of blood clots.

And again with a second more recent fall not quite as bad, his care was very good and reassuring both for his wife and for me and my wife who live some way away.

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Response from Rosemary Lyness, Executive Clinical Director, NHS Lanarkshire

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Dear marloes59,

Thank you for telling us about your experience, I am pleased it was a positive one.

NHS Lanarkshire joined Patient Opinion in May 2013 and we have been responding to submissions since then.

I would like to acknowledge your submission which was posted before we became a member. I would be happy to hear from you again through Patient Opinion or you can go to the “Contact Us” section of the NHS Lanarkshire website to see the other ways to get in touch www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk

I hope your experiences with NHS Lanarkshire have continued to be positive.

Kind regards

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