"Had to walk home on crutches"

About: Manchester Royal Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was a patient at ward 5 Manchester Royal Infirmary for a few days.

The food was really bad - I asked for a fish and got one that was broke into pieces, didn't eat it of course.

But to finish they sent me home on crutches, when they were told I have no relatives or money to get home by taxi. That journey home took me five and a half hours. I was in so much pain i felt like killing myself. Before leaving hospital I was assessed by physio who told me that I'd get help getting home.

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