About: Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Always grateful to the over stretched NHS service but even more so when you have a child in pain - daughter broke her wrist which initially couldn't be seen on an x-ray but the doctor gave her a splint anyway to be sure. That was a good decision because the hospital rang a couple of days later to say that she needed to come back as a break had been found. I have just moved here and I have to say that my previous hospital would no doubt have sent me off with some calpol had they not been able to see a break straight away on the x ray, I am grateful that this hospital erred on the side of caution and now her wrist is all sorted. Many thanks!

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Response from Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Thank you for your comments - and apologies for the delay in my response; we've had a few technical difficulties. As you've found out, broken bones can be notoriously difficult to spot, so we have a reporting system that involves a double check. Especially important for children! Glad to hear this worked well for your daughter and that she was quickly on the mend. Best wishes Sarah Turner-Saint, head of communications

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