"Not there when you need care."

About: Derriford Hospital

My daughter just waited for 5 hours with an acute skin problem affecting her mobility, can't sleep eat or work. GP can't help as knows nothing about skin complaints. NHS direct advised A & E. After waiting and being admitted was told that as she was able to talk to her partner who was with her she must be ok and should go home. The Doctor on duty was rude and obviously knows nothing about skin either In fact he diagnosed her with a muscular skeletal condition a year ago and sent her home, when actually she had a sever chest infection and collapsed the next day.

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