"Good links between Western and ERI"
About: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France / Trauma and Orthopaedics Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France Trauma and Orthopaedics EH16 4SA Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Posted by Carerpam (as ),
I went to Western General/ Minor Injuries, Edinburgh with part of a sewing machine needle deeply imbedded in my finger. While unable to remove it, as the clinic is operated by Nurse Practitioners, who would not cut my skin to access it, I was speedily triaged, x-rayed and referred on to ERI's A&E.
I anticipated a long wait there, but all my info was already in the system and within 20 mins, I was being attended to by a skilled team, who managed, with minimal cutting, to find and remove the needle.
I was impressed with the way the hospitals linked, so there was no repetition, and no long wait.
The longest part of my experience was the travel between the two hospitals.