A shift in the Minor Injuries Unit
SE/C02/910: Unlucky break
Man sitting
Back to St Emlyn's Reception

Any other considerations?
• Social history is important
• If the gentleman lives alone / has no one able to help him and is unable to walk (to the shops to buy food, to the bathroom / toilet / bedroom) then it is not safe to discharge him.
• He can be admitted and assessed for suitability for intermediated care where he will receive rehabilitation until he is mobile and safe to go home.

As he has already sustained a significant injury while at home caring for himself he probably requires long term supervision.