"A visit after a knee injury - great staff"
About: Princess Royal University Hospital (Orpington) Princess Royal University Hospital (Orpington) Orpington BR6 8ND
I visited the a and e department after injuring my knee. My friends had warned me about the potential long wait and so I took some stuff to do while I waited. I got seen straight away by the steaming nurse and then got sent through to register with urgent care section. Bearing in mind my knee injury was not life threatening I thought I'd have to wait 2-3hrs even before I saw someone. Luckily for me there was a 2 tier system for illnesses and injuries. The injuries wait was about 30minutes - sadly for others, the illness wait was about 2-3hrs. I was seen by a very helpful nurse practitioner I then went for a diagnostic xray - for which there was no queue. I then was seen again after my xray. I was in and out of the hospital with a diagnosis in just over 2 hrs. Staff were wonderful. Sadly the waiting room was rather full and very hot.