"They really do not seem to care"
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Posted by pelicansf55 (as ),
I had a fall and was advised not to go to the hospital by my GP because of Covid . Fast forward 4 weeks and leg now swollen and I can’t walk . I ended up in A and E despite Covid 19.
They gave me an X-ray and told me there was no MRI, as this was reserved for life-threatening injuries only. I was told that I would have To wait 6 weeks Before getting any MRI despite being unable to walk on my leg and having young children at home . Given painkillers and sent packing . Now being told MRI could be up to 2 months wait and 22 weeks for a consultant Can’t walk and in extreme pain , they really do not seem to care.
When I came out of hospital I was told to contact GP and get painkillers. When I asked for an appointment there was none for 4 weeks. Explained to reception staff that I needed another prescription of the painkillers, as advised at the hospital. I was then told that it would be 4 weeks to get the prescription and to take paracetamol in the meantime. I had been told at the hospital not to take paracetamol as I could overdose. I feel that the receptionists are rude to patients. Never any appointments when you ring at 8am. Considering taking further action.