"No mobility advice or help"
About: Western General Hospital / Minor Injuries Clinic Western General Hospital Minor Injuries Clinic EH4 2XU
Posted by Kenmore (as ),
I went for a CT scan at Western General Hospital. On my way back down the hill in the main corridor from DCN my knee buckled and I could no longer walk. My husband was with me and we realised I need something, at least to stabilise my knee, so at least that I could get home. So I struggled slowly hanging on to my husband and the walls, while my knee painfully hyper extended with each step.
So we thought perhaps the Minor Injuries Clinic may help. It took 20 minutes to get there. I was near crying by the time we got there. The Practitioner got me to explain my condition in the waiting room, in front of everyone. After I explained, the practitioner said that i did get here. The practitioner said they were just the Minor Injuries Clinic. How on earth am I supposed to know if this is Minor or Major? It happened in the hospital. The practitioner told me that they couldn't help me. I asked if I could have something to support my knee and the practitioner said no.
The practitioner didn't consult anyone, look at my knee, nothing. They sent me away with no care or compassion. So, in tears and upset, I was panicking about getting home which is an hour on the bus.
So, falling about everywhere and in pain with my knee joint going back the way, I left the hospital. It took 30-40 minutes to get to the bus stop and the bus driver needed to lower the step. I have had an MRI on my spine now and am literally housebound because I have no devices or anything to help with my mobility. I am falling regularly at home. I don't even have an appointment to get my MRI results. I am living in a current nightmare that I have needed to contact social work for, because I have a son to care for.
Can someone please give me a crutch or walking stick or anything? Its been four weeks now with no mobility and my leg is no better! Surely mobility is an essential issue for nurses to realise and a bit compassion too.