"My son's treatment"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics North Tyneside General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics NE29 8NH
Posted by chocolate cake (as ),
My son has problems with his feet.
The consultant that we went to see, was rude, bad mannered and very abrupt. We received a letter from the hospital to tell us and the doctor of what happened at the consultation, which made me more upset.
The consultant said that we were pushing very hard for a surgical solution.....we never mentioned anything of the sort.
My son was in his school shoes, and the consultant looked at them and said it would help your feet in your wore proper shoes, with a proper toe cap and did his laces up. Now in my opinion he was just going on my sons school shoes, he did not ask what other type of shoes my son wore. Also in the letter he said that I do not think that (my son) himself was terribly impressed with this.
His manner and attitude was a total disgrace and with working on a childrens ward I would expect this to be alot better. At one point the consultant looked at my son and said rather nastily in my opinion......I would be very happy to break your toes!
I took my son to see the doctor recently and took the letter down, as I really wanted a second opinion. He is now going to send a letter to a different department to look at the way my son walks.
I have never complained about anything before in my life, but this consultant needs to have a few lessons in how to speak to people, especially children.