Upon presenting to Sale Emergency Department a few weeks ago to seek care, got a suspected break in my young child's arm.
We were sent through to Xray where it was confirmed and sent back to the ED waiting room.
It was expected to have a very lengthy wait, on top of the 4 hours that we had already been there, to get a cast put on.
We did not see a doctor but were referred to the OT next door for a cast.
We have just had a doctor's appointment, re-xrayed and been referred to an Orthopaedic Surgeon because it's quite a serious and multiple breaks.
At no point have we seen a doctor from Sale ED nor have we had a phone call at the time of writing this story, with results of the initial xray. We were not told or given any information other than it's a fracture (by the radiologist and nurse) and will be a 4-6 week cast.
We're very lucky our own GP ordered the reports, picked up on the severity of the break and has taken action.
How does this happen?
How does a young child with multiple fractures in their arm, slip through the system to now be met with possible surgery to rectify what I feel was the negligence of Sale ED?
So much to answer for in my opinion. Absolutely mind blown.
"Young child with a broken arm"
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