"No examination following a high speed RTC was..."

About: Fairfield General Hospital

What could be improved

I would appreciated a thorough examination.

I would appreciate a response to this communication.

David Cooper

Anything else?

6 days ago I was the driver in a high speed head on collision with another vehicle, both 4x4s. The impact was so severe that the vehicles are likely to be written off.

The most obvious visible injury I suffered was to my right ankle that had been placed in a splint by the ambulance crew before they took me to Fairfield A & E.

I was put into a cubicle when a nurse took my blood pressure. Some time later a doctor stood at the entrance to the cubical and asked what had happened, he then sent for a porter to take me for an xray to my foot. Over an hour later I was taken for an xray and brought back to the A & E cubicle. A nurse came to me and said the foot wasn't broken and she bandaged it. The nurse then wheeled me to the exit with, provided a prescription for 3 days supply of ibuprofen and left me to be taken home.

The nurse said I could remove her bandage in 3 days.

At no point was any examination undertaken.

I have severe bruising to both feet and my abdomen. I am having a lot headaches, severe neck and sholder pain and I fear something serious has not been discovered as a result of the lack of examination at A & E.

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Response from Fairfield General Hospital

Thank you for raising your concerns with us. We would like to be able to respond to you personally, as you have requested. Please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Team on 0161 604 5897 who will be able to take more details from you in order that we can investigate the matter on your behalf. If you have any health concerns whatsoever please do not hesitate to visit your doctor, a health drop-in centre or your local hospital urgently for advice, reassurance and treatment if required.

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