"Admission for injury"
About: North Devon District Hospital North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple EX31 4JB
Posted by Antony palmer
I was admitted to A&E at the end of October 2012 and was in for 7 1/2 hrs and the care, attention and subsequent treatments including an operation were absolutely first class from start to finish. I am still getting ongoing physio treatment from ROS which is invaluable to me both for the treatment and reassurance she gives me and I will be coming in eventually for a shoulder operation hopefully soon.
The only thing I would say is that after such an injury, rather than " have a steroid injection and let's see how it settles down", I would have liked to have had a fast-tracked scan to assess the injury so I didn't have to wrap up my self-employed work I had built up over many years as I have been given no indication as to my long term recovery which has now reulted in an ongoing drain on the occupational benefits system.
I am still though very happy with the care I have received.