Triage: 2 paracetamol and one ibuprofen orally
4.30pm 13th August
After two and a half hours waiting – Triage was disappointingly short. The nurse asked exactly the same questions as the paramedic. Both people wrote copious notes on everything I said. This felt reassuring, more scribblers!
2 hours after triage a young female in one of the many hospital uniforms asked me to tell her what had happened. She also took notes and aked familiar questions.
I started crying.
Are you in pain?
Just normal broken arm pain, I’m crying because I’m upset and don’t know what’s happening.
Do you want some pain killers?
No, I just had some at 4.30pm, thanks, I’d like to know what’s happening (blub)
Everyones’ notes were on paper, on different clip boards. The notes never seemed to get collated, read, or used. I was beginning to get the impression that different specialists weren’t sharing inormation terribly well.