Prisoner at HMP Hull expresses gratitude to hospital staff after surgery on hand

An inmate from Hull Prison has thanked hospital staff for caring for him after he suffered a serious hand injury.

The prisoner, who is not being identified, wrote to the trust with his non-writing hand after he suffered a complex fracture and spent three days in hospital.

In his letter to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, the man said: “I am writing because I feel compelled to express the extreme gratitude I feel. I would like to thank every single person I met during three separate days.

“You all do amazing work for everybody. You are here to help and I really hope you are able to relay my gratitude to everybody.”

Chief Medical Officer Kevin Philips read out the prisoner’s letter, signed from HMP Hull, at the trust board meeting this week.

Mr Philips said: “We look after everybody with the same care and compassion.”

Chief Nurse Mike Wright said: “It is our responsibility to treat everybody with the same dignity and respect.

“It would have taken that person a significant effort to write to us and we are very grateful that he did.”