"The paramedics and the first aiders were..."
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What I liked
The paramedics and the first aiders were extremely good and got me from Tresco to St Mary's as fast they could after I tripped and fell while walking on the headland. They were very careful not to disturb my arm.
What could be improved
The lack of staffing of an X ray facility during the holiday period which to be honest led to a complete misdiagnosis of the severity of my injuries by the doctor and nurse on duty.
They both said I had suffered severe cuts and bruises. In fact they missed a triple fracture to my upper arm and shoulder which only emerged a week later when I returned home to Hertfordshire. I was referred to casaulty at Watford General Hospital and the medical staff had to get me an emergency admission. I had a five hour operation including inserting a metal pin and plate to re-align the fractured bones, including my humerus. I have still not fully recovered now.