"Treatment for broken bone in thumb"

About: New Cross Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

Suffered hand injury.

Attended A+E. Fantastic experience. Booked in for the fracture clinic the next day.

Again, all fine apart from having to request the consultant look again at the second x-ray showing the break.

Treatment being discussed up to that point was for minor ligament damage only (I believe a support bandage).

After having observed the break treatment was revised to having a cast fitted.

A little disconcerting but thanks to having been talked through my x-ray at A+E I was aware of what my injury actually was and ensure I received the right treatment.

Perhaps adding notes to clarify if there is a break would be an improvement.

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Response from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Dear Hanzz

Thank you for your comments relating to your experience within our Emergency Department and Fracture Clinic.

I will pass your comments to our departments.

I wish you well with your future recovery!

Kindest regards

Judith Davis

Acting Patient Experience Lead