"A&E, Orthopaedic & fracture clinic"
About: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King's Lynn) The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (King's Lynn) King's Lynn PE30 4ET
Posted by Anonymous
I went to A&E with a broken arm. I was seen fairly quickly & was treated very well. The nurse who looked after me was very friendly, efficient & caring. Because my bone kept dislocating my total stay was 5hrs 50mins, but I did not feel at any stage I was kept waiting too long. A member of the orthopaedic dept came & reset my arm for the second time, and advised me an operation would be required the next day. It was 3 days before a bed was available. I was admitted via Marham ward, where I was seen by a friendly nurse who advised that the doctor hoped to discharge me in the afternoon. I was awake throughout the operation, & was treated with great respect, & informed of the situation throughout. The only downside to my visit was when I was put onto the ward for 2 1/2 hrs before going home. I had been due to go to Elm ward, but was sent to Gayton. My belongings were sent to Elm ward, & despite many requests by me, were not brought to me until my husband arrived to take me home, & put pressure on for them to be fetched. The fracture clinic was also a decent experience. The nurse who removed my cast & wires in my arm with little fuss, & kept me advised throughout. She was very friendly. My experiences with A&E,orthopaedics & fracture clinic were made more comfortable by the care & respect I received from the staff.