Full sad and sorry tale will follow in time no doubt, but, as everyone who knows me will hopefully be aware I fell off last week and ended up in A&E with the worst bike related injuries I've ever had* (and hope to ever have) following what should have been a "straight forward over the bars moment"
*T5/T6, scaphoid, multiple facial (mandible, l&r zygomatic arches, antrum, left eye socket (I think? - "orbital wall?"))
More pain than I can happily cope with currently , despite a collection of drugs of every size colour and shape.
Not enough to keep me off STW my poor wife would say but anyway...another minor concern: the hospital / ambulance service has lost most of the kit I was wearing: shorts, undervest, jersey, oakleys, gloves, socks... (all my wife was given was my lid (broken) and shoes (bloody), also the arm strap off my deuter Ruck Sack (they cut through the padded bit).
I did ask (several times) and was either fobbed off or told that they everything would have been disposed of.
Yes, I know, it's only kit and I'm lucky I'n not dead etc. but I would like it back, cut to shreds or not. Partly to help complete the picture (I remember nothing of the hours before the accident or 24 hours after).
Yes, I also know that me and my back injury would have been the priority, not my kit, but I'm not happy with the way I've been treated in several respects and the loss of kit is only part of the problem.
I've been googling unsuccessfully - does anyone know - is there a protocol that the ambulance service / A&E are supposed to follow? Are they supposed to keep stuff safe and return it to the patient / relative?