"Leg injury treatment in A & E"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency Tameside General Hospital Accident and emergency Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…
73 year old man fell and was in pain in lower leg and ankle. He attended A & E – no x-ray carried out. He was told to take paracetamol. Days later, still in a lot of pain he went back to A & E. He still didn’t have an x-ray – he was given stronger painkillers and sent home. He is still in pain and finding walking difficult, but doesn’t see the point of waiting for hours in A & E to be told to take painkillers he could buy from the chemist.