"Abominable care in A&E and Fracture clinic"
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
Posted by User216851
Following a broken wrist in Spain my wife received first rate care in this poor country. They advised that the break was complicated and would need surgery on return to UK. On return, the RVI A&E left her injury unsupported when they removed the back slab and then put it back on (in a different position, supported only by a crepe bandage). When seen by a junior doctor at the fracture clinic he explained that he thought my wife would need to be admitted as the fracture was complicated. His Consultant disagreed and sent my wife home again (still in the same ill fitting back slab and bandage). When seen the following week, surprise surprise, the bones, previously reduced and aligned in Spain had started to fuse in a totally deformed position. After six weeks in a cast she is still in immense pain, with a clearly deformed hand which she can't use in any way, and the RVI have more or less abandoned her, offering her another appointment in two months time. Our GP couldn't believe the state in which my wife had been left by this disfunctional clinic. If you have any sense you won't go anywhere near the RVI's splendid and modern fracture clinic.