I was coming back from the Tigger Tor fell race and as I approached a right hand turn I assume my bicycle slipped and I came off. The next thing I knew I was sitting on the ground with about 4 people round me - an ambulance was called and came quite soon - taking me to Accident and Emergency at the Norther General.
The ambulance crew were great - very professional - getting my details, checking my heart etc and giving me some painkillers - they also kept me talking ... which was friendly but also I suspect a good thing to do with someone who has had concussion. At the hospital I was taken through quickly for an initial assessment and X Rays - followed by a scan of my head. I was there for quite a long time (about 5 or 6 hours) frankly, I didn't mind - staff the nurse and the doctor assigned to me were attentive and helpful - clearly carrying multiple case loads. I am now waiting for the results of an assessment of my case from the Fracture Clinic which I have been told I will get tomorrow.
My one criticism of A and E that I would like noting is that they handed the job of fitting me with a sling to a junior member of staff - the correct fitting and explaining why it was important did not happen. In retrospect with a collar bone that is snapped and digging into my skin I think this is important and could have been done better - my only criticism.
"Falling off my bicycle"
About: Northern General Hospital / Accident and emergency Northern General Hospital Accident and emergency S5 7AU Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Wakefield WF2 0XQ
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