"Diagnosis could be improved"
About: Inverclyde Royal Hospital / Accident & Emergency Inverclyde Royal Hospital Accident & Emergency PA16 0XN
Posted by Millie arm (as ),
After a fall my young daughter of nearly 2 years old visited IRH to check on the condition of her injury. The diagnosis without X-Ray was no further action required.
One week further, on her 2nd birthday, she started to complain again about her sore arm. We decided to return to IRH for a further review of her injury. After a 2 hour wait we were incorrectly informed by a very unhelpful staff member that she had potentially broken two bones and may need operative surgery. Fortunately this was not required however she still has two fractured bones in her arm which had not been given the necessary treatment one week prior and potentially affected any healing process due to a misdiagnosis by a doctor.
I would like to relay how disappointed we are in the service provided at IRH in our initial visit and sent home with a child in pain with fractured bones.
Our daughter is now in a plaster for the coming weeks. I am personally at a loss as to how this is possible to happen to a young child in today's services and post this in the hope that another family does not have to go through similar.