"Not provided with a sick note"

About: New Cross Hospital / Accident and emergency New Cross Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was involved in a motorcycle crash with a third party at the start of the month. I was taken to hospital and released the same night. I was asked what my profession was and because I work in an office job it seemed that I was therefore not suitable to have a sick note. I recently returned back to hospital as was still suffering pain from the crash and was told I may have a small crack on my coccyx but was not x-rayed to check. I was given Naproxen and even though I cannot sit properly and have difficulty walking with it I was still not given a sick note. How can I work if I cannot sit properly?

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Responses

Response from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Dear Bikergirl

Thank you for your comments relating to your recent patient experience in our Emergency Department. To enable me to look further into your concerns, I would be grateful if you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01902 695362/695368, who can assist you further.

In the meantime, I wish you well with your future recovery!

Kindest regards

Carol Bott

Head of Patient Experience and Public Involvement

Response from New Cross Hospital

Thank you for posting your comments relating to your patient experience at our hospital. To enable me to look further into your concerns, I would be grateful if you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01902 695362. Just to inform you, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are holding two public listening events on: Tuesday 26 May 2015 at The Mount Hotel, Mount Road, Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton. WV6 8HL at 6.30pm and Wednesday 27 May 2015 at St Luke's Church and Community Centre, Parish Office, Church Street, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1DE at 6.30pm Any feedback that you can provide to the CQC would be very much appreciated. If you require any further information relating to this event, please do not hesitate to contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01902 695362. Kindest regards Carol Bott Head of Patient Experience and Public Involvement

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