"A & E Saturday 10th May"
About: Basildon University Hospital Basildon University Hospital Basildon SS16 5NL
My 91 year old aunt was sent to Thurrock Community from her residential home with acute cellulitis and a chest infection and she was in agony at 15.00, at 19.00 hours she was sent to Basildon A&E. She was howling in pain and when I asked if she could have some pain relief, I was told there were only two nurses working so she would have to wait. A nurse finally attended her at 21.00 and morphine was given. A doctor did see her and at 1.00 am she was sent to xray. She has Pneumonia and was very unwell. She is now on Kingswood ward where the staff are fantastic. I just wish A&E could be a little swifter with their treatment it is too long to wait, I understand this is a very busy department but get more staff. A staff member who stands and the computer could show a little more patient friendliness - no beside manner at all !!