"Concern about delay after breaking my ankle"
Posted by Jaydriver (as ),
I attended A & E at University Hospital Ayr, was admitted to a ward, operated on and discharged.
On arriving at A&E, we told the receptionist we thought my ankle was broken. We were given no idea of waiting times but could see the waiting room was busy. There appeared to be only one triage nurse on duty.
After half an hour, my husband told the receptionist I was in a lot of pain and asked how long to wait. We were told there were a couple of people before us. The nurse brought out some painkillers.
After another 15 minutes, I was seen and became an emergency as my toes were going blue. After that everything happened very quickly and my treatment was very good but that 45 minute wait could have had a devastating effect on my future mobility.