"Wife's Admission from A&E/Fracture Clinic"
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Posted by oldfeller (as ),
My wife attended A&E one sunday having fallen on wrist. Diagnosis - right distal radius fracture. Lower arm set in plaster and appointment made to attend Fracture Clinic for following Tuesday for assessment by Consultant. Attended and, following plaster removal and X-ray, Consultant gave very full explanation of injury and recommended necessary treatment/prognosis including need for further treatment (pinning/plate) under general anaesthesia.
A bed would be sought, followed by call to staff from coordinator that we should not go home as absence when bed was found would allow another patient to have it. Some 4 hours later, admitted to Neustadt-Welton Ward with a view to operating on the Wednesday, hence no food/drink from then on. Finally, informed Wednesday tea-time that operation would not take place until Thursday for reasons of theatre availability.
Given meal but informed nothing by mouth after 3 am Thursday. Operation took place approximately 9: 30ish Thursday. Spent some 4hrs in Recovery and was eventually discharged to ward at approximately 2 pm well 'out of it'.
Normal discharge that evening was postponed until Friday for reasons of very slow recovery. Discharged Friday at approximately 3: 30 pm following brief from staff.