"Perth Royal Infirmary A&E - exemplary"
About: Perth Royal Infirmary / Accident & Emergency Perth Royal Infirmary Accident & Emergency PH1 1NX
Posted by Mother Maysie (as ),
My daughter fell off monkey bars at school today and hurt her left wrist. Unfortunately she is left handed. Having seen her two hours later in pain and with a slight wrist deformity I hurried off to PRI.
I am, admittedly, a doctor myself (albeit not one with any vast knowledge of bones) but I pitched up at PRI as a worried mother having not registered any of my family with a local GP yet as I have only recently moved to the area. The receptionist was polite and efficient, smiling throughout, the triage nurse straight to the point and the waiting area was clean with a working TV screen to provide a distraction.
Within 90 minutes my daughter had been triaged, seen by a courteous, professional junior doctor, whizzed off to X-ray, diagnosed with a fracture and booked into a virtual (telephone) fracture clinic with the orthopaedic surgeons to ensure management is appropriate and check on my daughter. I have seen many sides of the NHS but PRI should be proud of their staff and the service they provide.
No, I don't think my daughter gets a great service because I'm a doctor. She gets a great service because the NHS in Scotland is brilliant when it is not overstretched or understaffed.
A big thank you from a worried mother.