I'm at home laid up with a torn ligament in my ankle. Tried several times over last few days to get an appointment with the orthopaedic doctor I saw last week. He says he won't see me again until I have my X-rays from casualty. Ring Casualty on Fri and they say I just have to give the Ortho doc their fax number and he can ask for them to be sent. Told Ortho this yesterday. Today I ring to confirm that they have the x-rays so I can have my appointment and they said no, I have to collect them from the hospital myself. Hospital is bloody miles away, I have no car and can hardly walk- leg is in a brace and am on crutches. Rang hospital. They said is no problem if I can't collect them myself and said the Doc just needs to write them a letter explanining what he needs. Rang ortho again to explain this. They said this wasn't possible and I have to go trekking out there to get the s.odding x-rays myself. This will either mean a very expensive cab fare of abour 50 Eur return or a very long and uncomfortable public transport trip of about hour and half return. Sorry for rant, just needed a whinge as am meant to be doing work at home today as well and just fed up with their incompetence!