What happened on Friday ..."
About: Warrington Hospital Warrington Hospital Warrington WA5 1QG
Posted by Sauvagnargues (as ),
What I liked
What happened on Friday 2 Jan 09 8PM.
Fell down the stairs & hurt both feet & 1 knee and could not walk.
Was driven to Warrington Hospital.
4 different people saw me, with hardly any communication between them.
Then a nurse ? said "we'll X ray 1 foot and one knee", then fortunately both feet were X rayed.
Then 4th person came (doctor ?), said good news "nothing broken".
l asked for copy of the X rays as i was going back to France.
Then male nurse (or assistant?) came, said you can have elastic strip bandage on one foot.
i said both my feet hurt equally.
He replied you can have a strip only on one foot, but you can choose on which foot l put it.
Arbitrarily l selected the right foot.
He put the strip, then he said now you can go.
(This is not a Benny Hill show)
Then l asked for a wheel chair (my husband had driven a car parked at 20m from the Emergency).
He said NO.
With help l started to walk cm by cm.
Realising the 20m trip to the car would take about 2 or 3 H, he said OK you can have a wheel chair back to the car.
End or the "treartment in Warrington hospital"
Back in France, l just had my 2 feet re X rayed.
Here is the answer translated from French (specialist will understand):
"linear image oblique of right malleole fibulaire with cut off corticale: recent crack"
Hence in plain English: A CRACKED BONE.
What could be improved
- A doctor or x ray specialist able to read an X ray & detect a cracked bone.
- A male nurse which put a strip on both feet if both feet are twisted (unless he follows strictly doctor's orders, in which case drastic re training should be considered).
- An anti-pain prescription should be given (none was proposed)
Unlike the X ray taken at Warrington hospital Friday 2 Jan at 10PM copy of which was denied to me, you are welcomed to have a copy of the X rays taken in France this day 12 Jan 09.
Better still, should this help, l can have the French specialist to point crack location.