"A&E -Waste of time"

About: Diana, Princess Of Wales Hospital

I attended A&E. because I couldn't walk. I had to be taken from the car into the hospital in a wheelchair. The dr who I saw, straight away assumed that I had arthritis, He didn't examine my knee at all but send me for an x-ray, On return from radiology,he reiterated that I had arthritis, He ignored the fact that I couldn't put any weight on my leg and couldn't walk. If he had examined me he might have discovered that I had torn my cartilage in two places, It has taken many weeks and an MRI scan organised by my GP before I can walk, I think it was negligent that the DR made to attempt to examine my knee at all but could diagnose arthritis just by looking at it,, I have no confidence in the hospital.

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Response from Diana, Princess Of Wales Hospital

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. In order to investigate this properly we will need to take some details from you, such as your name, birthdate and address. Please could you contact our patient advice and liaison service on 01472 875403 or email nlg-tr.pals@nhs.net Many thanks Sarah Mainprize

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