"Experience of A&E at Belford"
About: Belford Hospital / Accident & Emergency Belford Hospital Accident & Emergency PH33 6BS
Posted by extremepain (as ),
I had severe pain in 1 of my testicles, had a temp of over 40 degrees, resting pulse over 150, high blood pressure, vomiting, uncontrollable shaking, etc attended A&E at the Belford about 10pm at night and was told by the nurse that they were too busy.
Had to stand in the corner for 30 mins while I called NHS 24 to see if I could get a GP appointment. I could of phoned NHS 24 from my own home, I attended A&E because after looking up the NHS website for advice it said I should call 999.
At the very least surely a nurse should of looked at me to determine weather I needed urgent medical care or not?