"The splint has caused me more pain"
About: Grantham & District Hospital / Accident and emergency Grantham & District Hospital Accident and emergency Grantham NG31 8DG
Posted by inpain78 (as ),
I fell over and landed on my hand. Visited Grantham A&E last weekend. The lady on reception was nice to start off with, but when I asked how long I could be roughly waiting ( Wanted to know if we would need more change for the car park) she then snapped back 5-6 hours. I sat down my friend went to get some change. I was only waiting about 2 hours which was good. Saw a nice Dr who sent me straight for xray. Had xrays done went back waited to the the Dr again, who said it was inconclusive so more xrays were needed. These were done. I was then seen by a nurse who said I was having a cast due to there being a fracture. A different Dr then come in to confirm I needed a cast. The nurse went off. I could hear her talking to her colleagues about me, her colleagues were saying there was nobody in that could do a cast for a scaphoid fracture. So two nurses come back and used plasters to put around my thumb to make some sort of splint. Then used a splint for my arm. This has done nothing but cause me more pain. I was then made a follow up appointment for the Wednesday which I said from the start I couldn't make as I have no way of getting to Grantham. But was told that was it.