"Delay in getting an MRI scan"
About: Hairmyres Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Hairmyres Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics G75 8RG
Posted by Mustang (as ),
I was sent to A&E due to leg weakness and bladder issues by my GP on a Friday late afternoon. This was after my GP having to fight with orthopaedic doctors on the phone for me to be seen with suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome.
I was admitted that night however the scanning equipment doesn't get used from 5pm on a Friday until 9am Monday. So I was admitted until I could get an MRI. Over the weekend I was moved wards in several occasions so on the Monday no one came to take me for my scan..
Apparently they couldn't find me as I had moved ward.. So Tuesday I finally had my scan where it showed my disc bulging at L4/L5/S1. I was sent immediately to the Douthern General and operated on quickly.
The point being in now left with permanent weakness due to a delay in getting an MRI. Why do hospitals still work antequated hours.. I should have been operated on within 48 hours maximum to avoid permanent damage.. Surely keeping these scanning machines open will be cheaper than having to pay for care for me now?