"Brilliant experience of A and E"
About: Wansbeck Hospital Wansbeck Hospital Ashington NE63 9JJ
Posted by dreadlockdawnie
As a Gateshead resident, I have no experience of Northumberland NHS trust. I work in Ashington and dislocated my hip this morning (a common occurrence as I have a connective tissue disorder) and attended A and E to ensure I had relocated it without causing any damage. I was treated respectfully at reception and the receptionist immediately asked if I was able to sit. I said yes but with discomfort and was immediately taken to a private room with a bed so as not to make me sit. I was given a gown and asked if I needed help to change and a nurse brought me painkillers as I had left mine in my locker at work. 20 minutes later and I was in X-ray, with friendly radiographers who were interested in my rare condition and asked me to spell out the name for them to research later, in case I or anyone else needed support in future. A very positive A and E experience and the friendliest, most non-judgemental staff I have ever come across. Thank you.