"Upset with lack of care from Weston super Mare"

About: Weston General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

Moving a heavy object a few days ago I felt a ripping in my shoulder.

I went to work anyway but realized by the shape of my arm something was wrong. After a medically trained neighbour had a look and said he thought i had torn the tendon i went to casualty at Weston general hospital.

We waited and after 5 hours the A&E doctor said that as i am in my 40's, active and have a job that requires full use and strength in my arms i would require surgery. She called her colleague who is more expert in such cases and she agreed and also called the consultant (02.30 in the morning), and discussed it with him. He also concurred but said rather than keeping me in hospital and going in blind in the morning he'd prefer it if i came back to the hospital and had some scans etc done.

However when i came back i was seen by another consultant, who walked in and without any consultation, looked at my arm, said he'd done one of those ops once and it didn't work well, and he wouldn't operate so i should live with it.

Fine for him to say so. Is he going to pay my wages because if i am to lose strength and usage of my right arm i also lose my job.

Why is Weston General so shocked each year when they come bottom of the leagues when that is the attitude towards patients?

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