"Good links between Western and ERI"
About: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France / Trauma & orthopaedics Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France Trauma & orthopaedics EH16 4SA Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Western General Hospital (Edinburgh) Edinburgh EH4 2XU
Posted by Carerpam (as ),
I went to Western General/ Minor Injuries, Edinburgh with part of a sewing machine needle deeply imbedded in my finger. While unable to remove it, as the clinic is operated by Nurse Practitioners, who would not cut my skin to access it, I was speedily triaged, x-rayed and referred on to ERI's A&E.
I anticipated a long wait there, but all my info was already in the system and within 20 mins, I was being attended to by a skilled team, who managed, with minimal cutting, to find and remove the needle.
I was impressed with the way the hospitals linked, so there was no repetition, and no long wait.
The longest part of my experience was the travel between the two hospitals.