"Fall in George Street, Altrincham"
About: Altrincham General Hospital Altrincham General Hospital WA14 1PE
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I got to the hospital at about 5.30pm and spoke to a very nice receptionist, who took my details and said to me to sit down until I'm called for. I said "but you close at 5.30pm" and was told don't worry you will be fine. My friend and her son were with me. I felt okay but was concerned if I had done anymore damage to my right ankle. The reason being that I had previously broken it badly in 2002 resulting in having an operation at Wythenshawe Hospital, having damaged the tibia and fibula. I had a plate and screws inserted in it at the time, but were removed in 2004. I still get a lot of swelling on it anyway. I seem to walk differently than I did. This isn't the first time that I have fallen, but felt it pulling tight when I fell. The reason I think I fell because a lot of repairs are being done round that area and the surface being very uneven. I was called for within 5 minutes. Saw another member of staff, who examined my ankle thoroughly pushing it forward and backwards, asking me if I felt any pain, but only slightly. Because of my history they suggested that I had an X Ray. Anyway it came back, showing I hadn't damaged it, but did I know I had got a bit of arthritis in it. I thought I had. The member of staff said perhaps a support would help me. I was very satisfied how I was treated. I've got every praise for the NHS.