"Waste of time"

About: New Cross Hospital

Saw minor injuries for small piece of wood in my leg. Nurse confirmed they push in further so attend A&E. After 4.5 hours doc ordered xrays.

Staff told me small wood not show up (as I already knew) doc had assured me that it would. Outcome - still in my leg not show up as predicted. They adamant nothing there but i can feel it ! Happened to my son. Xray nothing and 2 weeks later half a cocktail stick surfaced under pus! Antibiotics given to me. Waste of 10 hours total and car parking charges. If it happened again would wait until after weekend and see my GP or let nature take its course like my son!

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Response from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments relating to your recent patient experience in our Emergency Department. I am sorry for any distress that this matter has caused.

To enable me to look further into your concerns, I would be grateful if you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 01902 695362.

Kindest regards

Alison Dowling

Head of Patient Experience and Public Involvement