"Orthopaedic Agony"

About: Mayo General Hospital / Emergency department

(as the patient),

Felt in agony. After an entire day in A& E on a trolley amongst a selection of others, some like myself in too much pain or distress to move or shout, some drunk, some with relatives to shout for them, I got thrown out of the hospital at midnight 100 KMs from home by a very rude nurse who told me to hop it.

I had a broken back and broken arm and I was in a serious state that January night. Two days later I finally got a back brace for five months. My arm finally healed by itself over the next year. I was never given any follow up appointments. Now, four years on I had an MRI. It shows a huge deterioration and further damage to my back! Some hospital! I felt the care was utterly incompetent!  

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