- Case ref:201606017
- Date:March 2017
- Body:Lothian NHS Board - Acute Division
- Subject:clinical treatment / diagnosis
- Outcome:Not upheld, no recommendations
Mr C complained about the treatment he received for his wrist injury at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, including that there was a delay in referring him for a surgical opinion.
During our investigation we took independent advice from a specialist in trauma and orthopaedics. The adviser felt there was evidence to favour both surgery and non-surgical treatment for Mr C's injury. They considered that Mr C was reviewed in a timely manner and the decisions taken at those reviews were in keeping with good practice. The adviser did not consider there was a delay in referring Mr C for a surgical opinion. We therefore did not uphold Mr C's complaint.