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'Everyone was just amazing' - Your A&E experience stories

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29.08.2021

Record A&E attendance numbers continue to put the region's NHS services under pressure at a time staff work to reduce a surgery backlog and treat Covid-19 patients.

July saw all three of the region's trusts report record attendance figures with more than 34,000 people going to accident and emergency.

But in a week where patients have experienced waits up to nine hours and staff dealing with more abuse than before, our readers have shared their stories of how staff still go above and beyond to give amazing levels of care.

Tom Grayling has praised the treatment he received after a football injury. - Credit: Cameron Grayling

Tom Grayling

The 34-year-old, who lives off Drayton High Road, Norwich, was 30 minutes into a football match for Eaton Eagles on August 14, when he fractured his leg,

The momentum of the tackle and how he landed meant he fractured his fibia, dislocated his ankle and tore two ligaments.

The injured footballer said an ambulance arrived within 30 minutes of 999 being called.

He said: "The response was amazing, I was half expecting to be there for a while."

He was transported to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and taken into A&E.

Tom Grayling has praised the treatment he received after a football injury. - Credit: Cameron Grayling

After X-rays, he was transferred to a ward to have surgery the next day, his 34th birthday.

Mr Grayling said: "I do not know a lot of people who had surgery for their birthday.

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