"Fracture Clinic (again)"
About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool Victoria Hospital Blackpool FY3 8NR
Posted by royhall
I have a broken ankle and on the last visit I waited 2.5 hours for an appointment that I arrived in good time for (same on my first visit). On seeing the consultant, they tried to lecture me about keeping my foot above my heart to keep the swelling down, that did not go well for them. On arrival at the clinic I had no swelling, it was the 2.5 hour wait that caused the damage. They re-plastered me swelling and all and now the swelling is down again my plaster is so loose it does not support my break any longer. I basically came home from the hospital in far worse condition than when I arrived.
The care in this clinic is shoddy and "Devil May Care", and it is simply not acceptable for the hospital to continue to do nothing about it. On talking to other people, this clinic has been like this for many years. Rubbish! It's an utter disgrace.