"orthopaedic abhorrence; discrepancy in diagnosis..."

About: Warrington Hospital

The plot got even worse; a bone scan later revealed a 3 week old broken bone; a break that occurred whilst under the care on A9 where he fell for a second time whilst in their care. It was checked out they said. But not checked out enough for a so-called expert orthopaedic ward to fail to notice that his wrist was fractured. Orthopaedics fail to find fracture after a fall. But more seriously failed to have done the appropriate checks to look for fractures after a fall in their care. Abhorrent and appalling.

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Response from Alison Lynch, Deputy Director of Nursing - Quality and Patient Experience, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I am so sorry to hear of this experience. We would like to talk more to you about this and to look into what happened. If you would like to do this please can you get in touch via patient.experienceteam@whh.nhs.uk with your contact details.

Thank you

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