"Excellent care at LRI but problem transferring to Solihull"
About: Leicester Royal Infirmary / Accident and emergency Leicester Royal Infirmary Accident and emergency Leicester LE1 5WW Solihull Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Solihull Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics B91 2JL
Posted by Decent484 (as ),
I broke my leg yesterday whilst visiting Leicester. I received excellent treatment at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
As I live in Birmingham I opted to bring all my information home so I could continue treatment at my local hospital, Solihull. I was horrified to discover that I now have to go through the entire process again.
Solihull will only see me if I go to their A&E and they do not seem interested in the information, including X-rays, from the Leicester hospital. Why this duplication of services? What a waste of time and resources. I am considering continuing my treatment in Leicester, they seem more efficient.
Is there any way Solihull can review their policy? When a patient has been treated and referred by another hospital why can't they be treated by the relevant department, not waste time at A&E?