About: Pinderfields General Hospital

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The helpful Staff on ward A1 the neuro rehab ward

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My Dad was taken to Pinderfields in Oct 2011 by ambulance following a road accident. from A&E he was admitted to the A&E obs ward and then the Neuro rehab ward. A&E neglected to inform the orthopeadic consultants that my dad had been admitted not sent home. therefore he was 'lost' for 2 weeks and even though he was actually in the hospital he was never seen by the orthopeadic team at all. The A&e team thought that the Pain that he was experiencing in his hip was due to brusing even after an x ray, however when the pain had not improved after weeks the staff on the Neuro rehab ward fought and got him a CT scan. This showed that he had 3 fractures in his pelvis, needless to say this could have been very dangerous as he had been walking around on it for 2 weeks!

During the 2 weeks that the orthopeadics team lost him he was not having any treatment for his 5 broken and displaced metatarsals and even now 3 months on he has still not full healed from these!

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Response from Pinderfields General Hospital

We are concerned to note this experience and would be pleased to investigate. To that end we would invite the family to contact us directly with the appropriate details. The contact email address is pals@midyorks.nhs.uk

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