About: Royal Free Hospital Royal Free Hospital London NW3 2QG
Posted by Alan Cooper
I was admitted to A&E on Tuesday 15th December following a fall.
After an x-ray I was told that there was no thigh fracture.
I was discharged later that day in extreme pain and had also picked up a urinary infection and had become doubly incontinent.
By Thursday 17th I was back at the insistence of my GP, given another x-ray and again told there was no fracture.
A CT scan was initially ruled out, but at the insistence of my GP and myself, one was eventually performed and showed fractures to my superior and inferior pubis rami, a site that had originally been fractured two years ago.
Subsequently I was transferred to 7 North where I received excellent care and attention.
I fully appreciate that A&E departments are busy places, particularly over the Christmas period, but I must complain in strong terms about the dismissive attitude of those who examined me om the two occasions.
I would very much like to hear your comments.