"caffeine overdose can kill"

About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead)

My son is presently sitting in A & E waiting to be seen suffering from an increased heart rate, nausea, palpitations, shaking, feeling like he is going to die, in his own words, and just keeps on getting told, You have to wait about another 2 hours when he has already been there an hour. Caffeine can kill. are they bothered...apparantly not. according to the websites patients should be seen immediately when suffering from these symptoms. Maybe the hospital should read there own webpage recommendations. Totally disgusted and worried.

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Response from Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We're so sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. If you would like us to look into this further for you, please contact our PALS team on 0800 953 0667 or pals@ghnt.nhs.uk so we can gather some more information.

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