Labour MP Bill Esterson's praise for Aintree Hospital staff afte

Bill Esterson
 
 
Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson has praised staff at Aintree Hospital after he received treatment for a ruptured Achilles tendon.
 
The MP suffered the injury while playing in a charity football match in London last Tuesday to promote the Special Olympics alongside fellow MPs and people with disabilities.
 
Midway through the game, Bill was forced to retire after hearing a snapping noise from his right leg and feeling a searing pain.
 
He went to an A&E in London who confirmed the injury and booked him an appointment in Aintree Hospital Fracture Clinic.
 
Bill said: "I'd like to say a big thank you to the wonderful staff at Aintree Hospital Fracture Clinic who attended to my leg after I snapped my Achilles tendon during a charity football match.
 

"The consultation was quick, and I was quickly put in plaster and sent home. The support so far from everyone has been first rate and as one constituent said on Twitter, all without any cash changing hands. 

 

"My hope is that my experience is matched by that of everyone else who uses our NHS."

 

Immediately after suffering the injury, Bill returned to Westminster where he has discovered a whole host of other challenges.

 

Bill said: "As well as the usual day to day meetings which MPs have to attend, dealing with constituency issues and attending the various debates in the House of Commons, MPs have to rush from their offices to the Division Lobby in eight minutes to register a vote.

 

"With my leg in plaster, that is more difficult than you might think. So I am being provided with a temporary office closer the chamber for the period while my leg is on plaster and I am on crutches.

 

"But it is business as usual for me and I will continue to carry out my Parliamentary as well as my constituency duties. Although people will see a little less of me on the doorstep - if only until the plaster is removed!"