About: Hull Royal Infirmary Hull Royal Infirmary Hull HU3 2JZ
Posted by Elisabeth Welsh
Attended last night ( 2225hrs ) with a badly infected hand following a puncture wound caused by a thorn. Very pleased with the treatment provided but the waiting time of over three and a half hours and the apparent lack of medical staff was unacceptable when the waiting room was not particularly busy. The fact that a very drunk and abusive man with a facial injury was treated immediately on arrival was an added annoyance. I appreciate cases need to be prioritised but his wounds did not appear to merit such preferential treatment but I am not medically qualified to comment I suppose. Despite this the reception ,security and medical staff were all very professional in dealing with the patients. The doctor who treated me was absolutely bonkers but had a great personality and bed side manner which totally put me at ease and reassured me greatly as the infection was spreading through my blood stream very quickly and visibly. I was worried.