"Broken wrist not diagnosed"

About: Wharfedale Hospital

I attended Otley minor injuries unit a month ago with a wrist injury sustained whist boxing. My wrist was quite swollen and I was in a lot of pain. After a quick examination I was sent to xray and had 2/3 taken of the injury. Some 30-30 minutes later I was discharged having been assured it was not broken but just swollen and to rest it for a while. A couple of weeks later and the injury was still hurting so I attended LGI where another set of xray's were taken. They immediately diagnosed a broken bone which had now partly started to fuse with another one and was pinching the blood supply to some of my fingers. Three days later I went under the knife of the Consultant in Orthopedics to repair what should have been diagnosed initially. Hospital is very clean (as it should be for a new build), car parking easy and relatively well priced (although it would be nicer if it was free of charge) and easy to find. Waiting time almost non-existant to be seen by a nurse.

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Response from Wharfedale Hospital

Dear Anonymous I was very sorry to hear about your experience of the Minor Injuries Unit at Wharfedale Hospital. This service is provided by Local Care Direct which is not part of the Leeds Hospital Trust. We have forwarded your comments to them so they can look into the issues you raised. If you would prefer to speak to Local Care Direct they can be contacted via telephone 01484 421803 or through their website http://www.localcaredirect.org/get-in-touch Kind regards Rosie Senior Nurse Patient Experience

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