"Outpatient fracture clinic"
About: Chorley & South Ribble Hospital Chorley & South Ribble Hospital Chorley PR7 1PP
Posted by Angela
Seen in A&E where it would appear I have been walking around on a fractured fibula for 10 days. After being told by doctor not to walk on it was sent by a nurse (walking) out of cubicle to wait in waiting room. Was put in back slab plaster by a student nurse. The plaster was very thin and I was back in two days later as it had cracked. Put in another back slab and sent home. Told to phone fracture clinic if not received appt. didn't receive appt so telephoned to be told I would be seen in clinic 11 days after A&E attendance and this is classed as within the following week. Cast is loose and A&E staff only placing temporary cast on as foot/leg not positioned in order to splint. Standards have definitely slipped. Last year after broken ankle I was in A&E Sunday and in clinic that Wednesday. 0-1 week is up to seven days. 1-2 weeks is 8-14 days. British Orthapaedic Assoc Standards States that 72 hours is A&E to outpatient time.