Excellent care gives Andrew another reason to celebrate

Andrew Cathcart, from Samford

Andrew Cathcart, from Samford

Andrew Cathcart, from Samford, doesn’t just love wearing green on St Patrick’s Day, he also has a green thumb.

Unfortunately, while indulging in his love of gardening one day last year, Andrew noticed a redness in his finger.

When it didn’t go away after a couple of days, Andrew visited a GP and was prescribed antibiotics.

A few days after that, he became disoriented and came to RBWH where he was quickly diagnosed with Nocardia, a rare flesh eating organism.

Much of last September and October are a blur for Andrew as he underwent 11 operations and countless appointments with everyone from hand specialists to plastic surgeons.

He now attends the RBWH Physiotherapy Department four times a week for ongoing treatment.

According to Andrew, “I wouldn’t be enjoying St Paddy’s Day if it weren’t for the excellent medical staff at RBWH”.

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