"Nurse ignored serious ankle injury"
Posted by Anonymous
Over 13 months ago I turned my ankle over quite badly. From previous experience, I new it was relatively serious, but the nurse on duty just told me to go home and put some ice on it. I pointed out that I could see it swelling up in front of him, but he said that was because he had been moving it about. I went home and it continued to swell, and the bruising extended from my toes to my calf. Stupidly, I didn't go back, I just bought some tubigrip and hobbled around for a few weeks. It never really got better, and in the last months it has been giving me a lot of pain. After seeing the GP, I have ben told that I must wait at least 3 months to have a consultant assess it. I don't know who was more stupid, the person I saw at the Minor Injuries Clinic, or me, for not making a fuss.