"shortage of doctors"
About: Chase Farm Hospital Chase Farm Hospital Enfield EN2 8JL
Posted by irene saward
I was sent to A&E with a nasty leg wound. I was assessed quite quickly but the young doctor assigned to me and the nurses he passed the problem onto seemed unwilling or unable to treat the wound . Finally another doctor turned up and made a very neat job of replacing the skin. Unfortunately by that time I had waited several hours much of that time with the wound exposed to the air and in danger of becoming infected.. I can't praise the doctor who finally treated me too highly but there did seem a serious lack of experienced doctors or nurses able to confidently deal with an emergency like mine..