"A wasted appointment"
About: Royal Berkshire Hospital Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading RG1 5AN
Posted by AT
Attended fracture clinic 1 week after a&e visit. On the up side, no waiting and in and out in 5 minutes, with a decent sling (much better than the tatty piece of cotton from a&e). On the down side it raises lots of questions - am not sure the consultant actually even gave his name, I didn't feel listened to, and am none the wiser on if I had made good progress or not in the first week post accident - some indication on how I was doing would have been helpful. Given leaflet for exercises but not shown how to do them - therefore increasing the likelihood that I may need further care in future if I don't do them correctly. Surely it would have been better if I had been given a decent sling, and shown the exercises by a physio while I was in a&e in the first place and then I wouldn't have needed this appointment at all? Or if I do need the appointment at least give the injury a thorough exam, ask me questions, show me how to do the exercises , and make me feel like you care - it would only have taken a few more minutes, 3 or 4 at most.