About: Countess Of Chester Hospital

What I liked

The Fracture Clinic Nurse! she was friendly, helpful and very very good at her job.

What could be improved

Staff are miserable, rude and full of self importance

Anything else?

I will never use the Countess Hospital again. I broke my scaphoid bone in my wrist in june 2012. I have been in plaster for almost 10 weeks and its still not healed. I had to cancel an appointment due to a family holiday and the receptionist was so rude when I rang to inform her I couldnt make it and would not give me an appointment until 1 month later! She made no record of this on my file. I have been to A&E 4 times as the plaster/wrist was painful and i was extremely worried as I had been left for so long without seeing anyone. The last visit being 4 days ago when an xray was taken and the doctor informed me that my wrist had not healed., I had to ring to get an appointment at the orthopaedic dept 3 times. I have seen the registrar this morning who was horrible! he pulled and my wrist and made me cry in pain, said i had been in plaster for this long as i didnt turn up for appointments (no notes in my file) he was so rude to me its unbelievable that this man is a doctor. I am so upset I have to wait up to 3 weeks for a CT scan as my injury is not life or limb threatening. I have 4 children who, due to this injury, i am unable to care for. If i paid for an op then it would be done tomorrow. I am 40 yrs old and have worked since the age of 11yrs paying nat ins. what is the NHS coming to. This hospital is a complete joke!

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