"Booking into A&E"
About: Good Hope Hospital Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by Anonymous
On Sunday evening I was experiencing pains in my left arm which gradually became more noticiable. My face felt slightly numb and my eye felt as though it was drooping. I then decided it was probably a good idea to go to A&E to be checked out. I was extremely concerned. Got booked in, and explained to reception my concerns and why i had decided to come in. Given the symptoms indicated a possible stroke no special attention was shown. i was asked if the pain gets worse to let them know. I spoke to reception after 40 minutes of waiting to be told it could take 3 hours! TV says every minute counts. I ended up waiting 1hour 4 mins and could feel myself getting anxious and annoyed at the wait and walked out. fortunately i made the night. A&E is unable to deal with possible stroke and would if it occured again call an ambulance. it could save my life.