I am a consultant trauma & orthopaedic and spinal surgeon. I practice in Lancashire, where I live with my family. I qualified as a doctor in 2001 from Birmingham University Medical School, and after completing basic surgical training, I worked in Dunedin, New Zealand for over 2 years as a trauma & orthopaedic registrar. I returned to the UK, and trained on the North West higher surgical training scheme. I spent a year at Salford Royal Hospital spinal unit as the senior trainee, and then a further year as the senior trainee in spinal surgery at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I commenced as a consultant in 2017.
After many visits to A&E with my sons limp, within 5 minutes of seeing Mr Bourne he had diagnosed him. He arrange for our son to have an MRI scan which confirmed the diagnoses. Max was given the relevant treatment and had made massive improvements within a week of his visit. So very glad of our appointment with Mr Bourne!!!
Thanks for taking the time to feedback, and for your kind comments. I'm glad he's on the mend now. Diagnoses do become more obvious with time. It wasn't just me, but a whole bunch of people made his treatment and recovery possible, a few of these were: the phlebotomy team in the paediatric clinic, Matt the anaesthetic consultant, Simon the consultant radiologist, both Tony M and Tony H consultant Orthopaedic colleagues for advice and looking after Max, as the on call consultant, the microbiology consultant who provided advice on what meds, the paediatric team (nurses and docs), the junior Orthopaedic docs for the day to day care and communication. I look forward to seeing him in a few weeks when all should be resolved. Best wishes J
Mr Bourne, listened and took great care with my condition. Very polite, with a great sense of humour that helps put you at ease.
Thanks for taking the time to feedback. Best wishes. J
Mr. Bourne genuinely made me feel at ease from my first meeting with him after I broke my femur in 2 places. Myself and my son have been coming to the appointments since then and he has always made us both feel very welcome and able to ask any questions. We have never felt rushed and he has always answered all of our questions. This accident was a big blow for me as I have always been a very physical person both at home and in the gym, Mr Bourne knew this accident was a big setback for me but he made me feel that I would always get back to where I was before. On my last meeting it was shown that my bigger break at the top of my femur was starting to heal. On my previous appointment he was honest and advised it may be likely to fit a plate to straighten the top break. He was openly upset about this and you could see he had a real passion for his work. Me and my son asked for advice on what we could do to try to help the bone heal. On the advice of Mr Bourne I had vitamin D supplements and ate mackeral and salmon weekly aswell as well as a holiday to India for 2 weeks to help the bone heal with the sun. Thankfully on this last meeting in April the break has shown its healing and Mr Bourne was just as pleased as me. Its this genuine care for his patients that I feel I have to share here. Many others could learn great things from the way in which Mr Bourne interacts with his patients. I can see that this great attitude also filters down to the staff around him as they all seem to be happy and enjoy the working environment around Mr Bourne. To give greater care all I could suggest is possibly allowing longer times with the consultants but I suppose this is something that is far out of anyone's reach in regards to budgets etc. As on every appointment I can see that the surgeries are busy constantly but this is the face of an underfunded NHS. I was never made to feel rushed but I was always aware that there were many people waiting to be seen so me and my son were conscious that the consultants time with us was always limited. Hours before I went into surgery the day after my accident my son asked if he could speak with the surgeon. Shortly after that Mr Bourne came to see me and my son which he did not have to do and we did not expect him to. But its this type of attitude from Mr Bourne and his general positive attitude that makes him a real asset to that of the NHS. Thank you Mr Bourne not just for the great care but for also making me feel like a person not just a patient that you have to attend to.
Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you've turned the corner now. I'll let the theatre team and ward staff know how well you are. Thanks again. J
Showed caring compassion. He made me have a life when I nearly lost my life. Fixed my broken neck now I can get on with my life. Rang my wife on the day of surgery and explained everything and reassured my family.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Your comments are very kind. Working in a major trauma centre, is very rewarding. There is a big team effort, starting with the North West Ambulance service, followed by the Emergency Department and Major trauma team, Intensive care team, theatre teams, ward staff, laboratory teams and admin teams. Every single person's role in that is important, I am glad all the cogs of the machine worked, and you are now on the mend.
Mr Bourne did his utmost to make sure my sons surgery went ahead after a wait of 106 weeks whilst under the care of a different surgeon. The surgery was a huge success and has changed my sons life, he is now pain free and looking forward to the future. I would recommend Mr Bourne and his team without reservation as he is very professional, polite and a thoroughly nice man.
Thank you for taking the time to post. It was a pleasure to treat him.
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