"Sent away with no walking aid"
About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Emergency Medicine Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Emergency Medicine AB25 2ZN
Posted by AlbaB (as ),
My husband attended A&E. He was walking and felt a massive ping in his knee. He could not weight bear and only walk with his leg in a sideways position. He was seen and told it’s a sprain no X-ray etc. This we understand but he was not given a support or any walking aid so he spent the day crawling on all fours around house and then drove to a chemist to buy a support which was suggested at A&E!! He still can’t weight bear and our GP has no walking aids available.
He never attends A&E and only went as he could not walk . He’s now waiting till Monday for a GP to see if he’s damaged his ligaments. What kind of A&E sends someone away with no walking aid when he was clearly there he hopped to cubicle despite a chair being available. Nobody offered to push him. What a disgrace and if he’s torn something early intervention is crucial to recovery.
The department was not busy and he genuinely needed help. I’m away for a few days so could not assist. He was humiliated and sent away in severe pain without proper care.