"Dealt with (relatively) quickly at A&E, Good Hope Hospital"

About: Good Hope Hospital / Accident & emergency Good Hope Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics

(as a relative),

My girlfriend managed to put a sewing machine needle through her finger so we headed off to A&E.

We couldn't have waited more than ten minutes after making it to reception and were swiftly seen to by staff who promptly sent us to X-ray who also had a quick turn-around.

Orthopaedics were then called and we did have to wait a while for them to finish in theatre. Once they'd looked at the correct X-ray they set about extracting the needle and got it sorted in a reasonable time.

The staff from A&E were very friendly and helpful but I thought Orthopaedics could have had a better bedside manner, including in their attitude towards A&E staff.

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