"The Fracture clinic experience"

About: Queen's Medical Centre / Accident and emergency Queen's Medical Centre / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as a relative),

My 82 year old mother fractured her wrist on a Sunday evening.The treatment we recieved at A& E was caring and not condecending(as some people can be towards the older generation.

The following morning we were at the fracture clinic for a manipulation which was carried out by a young doctor in his second year and Kevin a nurse. They also were very kind (and Kevin proved to be each time we saw him afterwards) and they worked well as a team.

Unfortunately we had to return on the Wednesday as the plaster was tight on the hand, but we were offered a cup of tea whilst mum was seen to.

We were back the following week for an x ray and mum was pleased that Opal tidied up her plaster, as she remembered her from last time she fractured her wrist.

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