About: Bassetlaw Hospital Bassetlaw Hospital Worksop S81 0BD
Posted by alstirk
On arrival to bassetlaw emergency department on Sunday 4th August at 0120 hours, my daughters partner was booked in by a very professional receptionist. Within 20 minutes we were seen by a triage nurse, who was extremely competent and caring. Unfortunately it seemed that there was a problem with the amount of doctor's on duty. I was led to believe that one doctor had not arrived due to sickness and one was a locum. We waited for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes before seeing a doctor. Surely more information to those who were waiiting to see a doctor could be made available. I think the hospital should have electronic notice boards to update the patients and families of any delays. I appreciate that due to unforeseen circumstances that sometimes, due to the lack of doctors that this situation could arise. I think that the hospital should have staff (doctors) on call to support the department and to alleviate the waiting times.