"Sent home with a broken wrist - told to move it..."
About: Hexham General Hospital Hexham General Hospital Hexham NE46 1QJ
I arrived at the hospital with an obviously deformed wrist, swollen and bruised. The nurse practitioner felt the wrist, concluded that she couldn't feel a break and wouldn't ask for an x-ray. She told me it was fluid in the joint and that I should flex it to get it moving. It was early in the morning and there were no other patients there. Three days later I go to a different hospital, am now in plaster, and this has caused severe difficulty with my work that would otherwise have been avoided had I known earlier that it was broken. Incompetent lazy care.