"3 HOURS WAIT FOR A 3 MINUTE X-RAY?!?!?!"
About: The Royal London Hospital The Royal London Hospital E1 1BB
Posted by Anonymous
The Fracture Clinic is grossly understaffed. First you have to queue to report in and wait and wait to see a nurse/registrar that just punches in your details on a PC and then says "you need an x-ray". Then you queue to report to the X-ray reception, and then wait and wait and wait until you're called in for an x-ray that takes no more than 3 minutes. There are only two X-ray machines with two people operating them in this clinic to handle scores of people that are all advised to turn up at a same-time appointment. Then - when that's done - you have to again wait and wait and wait to see the doctor/surgeon. After that - guess what - you again have to wait and wait to have a cast applied/removed - because there is only one person doing them. When you go through the doors to where the offices and treatment rooms are, it's like a ghost town because there's hardly anyone there doing anything. And yet there's hoards of people waiting for hours outside. They asked me when they took my cast off that I should come back and see a hand therapist. My reply: you have got to be joking! Wait another 3 hours just for a doctor me how to exercise my wrist when I can easily get loads of examples online? In total, I have waited over 9 hours for 2 x 3 minute xrays, 2 x 5 minute consultations, a cast application + removal. I never ever want to go back to this joke of a hospital again. 38 solid years of paying national insurance - I wish I just decided not to pay it, invested it and I would have had thousands and thousands to pay for decent, efficient private medical treatment. Rubbish service.