About: Royal Derby Hospital Royal Derby Hospital Derby DE22 3NE
Posted by Anonymous
I dislocated my kneecap 18 months ago, and I was surprised at the level of care I received. First, it took an ambulance 45 minutes to reach me and the muscle spasms that it caused caused excruciating pain. Then, I was moved while the knee was still out of place, because the paramedics were not qualified to relocate it. You do not move a patient with a dislocated knee. Lastly, I was discharged after 3 weeks, without any recommendations for physio to strengthen my knee up again to prevent it from happening. I would not be writing this review if it wasn't for it happening again just yesterday, with staff at the Northern General telling me everything that was done on the day contributed to this reoccurrence.