"My badley buised and swollen finger"

About: Sunderland Royal Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Sunderland Teaching PCT

(as the patient),

7 weeks ago i went to the main general hospital because i hurt my little finger, where they told me to go to the the local drop in center (Sandhill drop in center, Sunderland) as they don't deal with minor injures. So i waited two and half hours, then i saw a nurse who gave me 3 tablets for the pain. Then a half hour later, i saw another nurse who just strapped them up and said they were badly bruised and swollen and it wasn't broke.

However, 4 weeks later, i was concerned that the swelling was still there. So i saw my GP, who sent to that local drop in center for an xray. They said it was indeed broke, but they couldn't do anything because the injury was older. So they sent my xray to main hospital were i went to see an fracture expert. Now I'm receiving weeks of therapy on it. I'm really upset that they didn't xray it in the first place and I've been pushed from pillar to post...

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