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Practice nurse who tended my husband’s wound impressed us

Practice nurse Suzie Matthews stayed late at work to ensure Maureen Brown’s husband received the best possible care for a painful wound.

Practice nurse Suzie Matthews stayed late at work to ensure Maureen Brown’s husband received the best possible care for a painful wound

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Suzie Matthews.

My husband Michael had a tumour on his leg just below the groin. It had burst and was weeping and needed dressing, but I had been told I should not touch it. At the time we did not know if it was malignant or not.

For a month I took him to see practice nurse Suzie Matthews at our local GP surgery in Rugby. Suzie cleaned his wound and dressed it every day, sometimes twice a day, because the tumour was in an awkward place and the dressing would come loose and fall off now and again.

Wonderful

On more than one occasion Suzie stayed to see my husband in the evening, when she should have already gone home. Not once did she become irritated or hurried; she was wonderful. My husband was very grateful because he knew he would have been in a mess without her.

He has since had an operation to remove the tumour and it has not come back. After the operation I had to go to the GP surgery for a prescription. Suzie my husband in the car and came to see how he was. She is such a caring person and is very good at her job.

When she heard I was not intending to have a flu vaccination she gently persuaded me to have it without unduly pressuring me.

All in all, my husband and I have a lot to thank her for.

 

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