"Orthopaedics & fracture clinic - par excellence"
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
Posted by Matt
I recently spent 3 days on the ortho ward (23) after an serious accident at work.
The staff, and my treatment, both on the ward and initially in the Minor Injuries Unit was excellent.
There is always a delay of several hours getting initially seen at the MIU and A&E - I'm never quite sure why.
The consultant surgeon installed extreme confidence in me with his utterly professional attitude and I was totally relaxed going into theatre for my operation.
I'm not a fan of the morning rounds with 20 gawping student doctors staring at you, but that's the price of going into an excellent teaching hospital I suppose.
My follow-up treatment in the Fracture Clinic was also excellent, although there can be some waiting on busy days.
My only criticism - the cost of parking in the multi-storey car park.