"My daughter's broken finger"
About: The Townsville Hospital / Emergency Department The Townsville Hospital Emergency Department Douglas 4817
Posted by BrokenMum (as ),
My daughter broke her finger at school. We went to our doctor who arranged for an X-ray and we found out she had a fracture. As we have health insurance our doctor tried to get us to see someone privately. In Townsville, no such luck. Doctor then gave us a referral to clinic at hospital. They couldn't see us until the following week. They said we had to go to emergency. Bear in mind she has already been diagnosed with a break we just wanted someone to put a splint or something on it. The nurse we first spoke to in ED was very helpful and sympathetic to our story. She called the clinic to see why they sent us down and got the same story as I did. She said don't worry we will fix you up here. And they did. Our next nurse and physio were wonderful with my daughter and we quickly got a splint and we're on our way home, 4 hours after the initial break.