"A & E"
About: Leicester Royal Infirmary / Accident and emergency Leicester Royal Infirmary Accident and emergency Leicester LE1 5WW
Posted by Penelope
So I came to A & E in the early hours on a night out after falling down a step on the side of my foot. I could tell something was broken . I was seen quickly , the 1st person I saw was rather snappy and rude to me and wrote on my notes "fell on bum" . Then the doctor which I was told was a locum didn't even touch my foot to observe possible damage , the doctor sat in their chair with their top button undone quite casually thinking I was a joke , I feel like I wasn't taken seriously as I was young and had a few drinks. The doctor also told me to put peas on my foot and it would be better.
! I wanted an x-Ray but was refused . The security guards also were joking to me asking if I wanted a piggy back out laughing at me . I left with my friend crying so upset and humiliated . I returned to work the next day with a swollen foot .. I decided to visit another medical centre for examination which they then sent me for X-ray and it turns out a bone in my foot was broken ! And I was in a cast for months.
This staff member was not bothered and ignored a patient with an actual injury !