"Another horror at A&E"

About: Broomfield Hospital

I have been few time at A&E in Broomfield and every time I was horrified. This is the worst department in the whole hospital. My hubby went there and I did not know about it. I tried to look for him ther but they told me he is not .... da ...... It took me over 4 hours to actually get through to someone (who did not speak proper english and had problems with commutations and understanding) I finnaly found my husband at A&E. He is starving there in the same time they are trying to save his life by paracetamol. This is ridiculous. He shakes when he is lacking on food but nobody listen to him. they try to help him by not cooperating with patient. They run there like headless chickens and have no clue what they are doing there. Tax payer wasting money. I had chance to visit some other departments and this one cries for help. it is disgusting. On other occasion I sow a man bleeding from arm and nurse just came and gave him some pads to keep bleeding from floor .... nobody took care of him until hour later, and he was still bleeding ..... what ? yes, he was bleeding , and waiting ,and getting worse ... no to mention that if he had any infections he could give it to others, but hey .... this is hospital they will take care of you when they feel up to it. Another time i came to visit A&E and .... they told me I am wasting there time .... I was 7 months pregnant , with a massive stomach pain and i could not walk ... I was wasting there time because everything was related to my pregnancy and they can't do anything . Stupid! how horrible is that? you tell me. this and other situations I came across with me and my family at A&E . This is horrible every time I have to go there. And the worst one is that you have to tell your history to every person you meet there even if they have your files .... they still can't cope , they still can't read and communicate themselves. the system there is absolutely in no order, stupid. if you have a chance do not go there, call ambulance, at least someone professional can see you straight away and you do not have to waith 6 hours for the nurse to see you and than another 6 hours to see doctor , to be exhausted from lack of food and water - cause going to A&E at Broomfield Hospital is a real picking you need to have a lot of time and food with you.

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Response from Broomfield Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to comment on our A&E services. You have raised some serious issues that we would like further details of. Could you please email me your contact details jonathan.wright@meht.nhs many thanks

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