"General care and advice was very good..."
About: The Whittington Hospital The Whittington Hospital London N19 5NF
Posted by Anna
When i came to get some help of urgent care for my illness it was good, staff - receptionist/nurse/doctor were so nice, but i`m only concerned a bit about only one thing. I know i will be told the same thing all over again about waiting times and i understand the waiting times reason, but still, even though you not came as A&E but came for help and very ill and want to see doctor as soon as it possible, i don`t believe that putting some patients before another one is fair enough, as long as that patient literally not laying on the floor and moaning of pain. If it really serious people will call 999, but when someone came for urgent care them selves and with someone to accompany them i don`t see why this person should be seen first when it came and registered later, and when you come in with painful neck and no voice it does not mean that it is a sore throat and can be put behind of all folders, like i felt it happened to me, it wasn`t just sore throat it was painful infection and i would need to stay at home in bed because i were really ill, but i just needed to see the doctor as i have no one to look after me, i dragged my self out to get it checked, waited 3 hrs, meanwhile some patients would even have a laugh with some friends they came with, and seen first, if `they` got strength to laugh about they`re not in so much pain are they? Thats all, otherwise i`m grateful that i`ve been seen, and given diagnosis and lots of advise ! Thank you so much !