"Speedy A&E assessment at James Cook hospital"
About: The James Cook University Hospital / Accident and emergency The James Cook University Hospital Accident and emergency Middlesbrough TS4 3BW
Posted by Elsie197 (as ),
Speedy service through A&E. Fell off bike and taken to James Cook by friend. Arrived approx 7. 45pm, registered, waited about 20 mins, triaged by nurse, given entinox, taken by George for X-ray, back to A&E, seen by Dr assessed, monitored by nurse and further pain relief and sling applied. Back home within 2 hours including 30 mins travelling. A&E was busy but we feel under the circumstances we were very appropriately prioritised. As we don't live in the area we were given the notes and X-ray and an appointment made at our local fracture clinic for further assessment and treatment of fractured collar bone. Thank you to all involved.
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