"Missed Fracture - but called back"
About: Altrincham General Hospital Altrincham General Hospital WA14 1PE
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Came into the hospital with an extremely sore foot. Was seen and x-rayed within 30 minutes. The nurse on duty said he couldn't see anything wrong and told me to see a podiatrist. The following day the hospital rang me back and said the specialist has looked at my x rays and could I come back to the fracture clinic but couldn't get me an appointment for 10 days. As it turned out my foot was fractured and I was put in plaster for 6 weeks. I don't have a problem with them misdiagnosing, they were extremely nice and helpful and these things happen. The most annoying thing (apart from the plaster) was the 10 day wait for an appointment whilst I walked round with a fractured foot! It hasn't put me off attending Altrincham hospital in the slightest.