"Awaiting appointment at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Orthopaedics Dept."

About: Princess Alexandra Hospital

(as the patient),

A few years ago I fell and fractured my right femur. 3 pins inserted. Painful 24/7 and was told surgery could result in a complete hip replacement. Finally got a date for surgery but was in and out of hospital with chronic chest infections and was not well enough to face such a possibility. 2 years later when my health improved I requested an appointment with the orthopaedics doctors. 2 years later I am still waiting. I have a supporting letter from my renal specialist (2013) and in reply to the second letter from the dept. that asks if you still want the appt (early 2014), I elaborated on how my situation had changed - life changing to say the least. I am still waiting, still in pain and retired early because of it!

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