DRAGONS Den star Deborah Meaden has praised Somerset NHS staff after breaking her arm.

The entrepreneur Tweeted out a picture of herself flanked by two members of hospital staff saying: “I know you know but our NHS is blooming brilliant.

"Went in fractured wrist. Several x-rays, manipulation under painkillers with reassuring voice in my ear and I leave with plaster cast and wrist on the mend.”

She also added a thank you to the members of the team who helped her, Becky and Lowri.

She is understood to have been riding a horse when the injury occurred.

James Gagg, a clinical director at Somerset NHS Foundation, responded to her Tweet saying: “Thanks for the positive feedback.

“Will ensure it gets back to our great team in the Emergency Department at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust – hope you make a speedy recovery.”