"Early hours a&e visit"
About: Basildon University Hospital Basildon University Hospital Basildon SS16 5NL
I visited in the early hours of a Monday morning, with a suspected broken foot. I was hopeful when I arrived that the wait wouldn't be too long as there were only 3 or 4 people in the waiting area. At reception, there was a sign indicating an approx wait time of 2 1/2 hours. In the end I waited nearly 3. My gripe is the awful waiting area. It was uncomfortable and physically impossible to elevate my foot and it was too painful to rest on the ground, so I spent nearly 3 hours holding my broken foot up off the ground in mid air. I also saw 2 women crying in pain and the were clearly distressed at being in such uncomfortable chairs. When I was eventually seen, the care was good, but I wouldn't return here unless I had no choice.