"Excellent care at Childrens A&E but tigerish parking at Leicester Royal Infirmary"
About: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Nottingham NG8 6PY Leicester Royal Infirmary / Accident and emergency Leicester Royal Infirmary Accident and emergency Leicester LE1 5WW Leicester Royal Infirmary / Paediatrics Leicester Royal Infirmary Paediatrics LE1 5WW Leicester Royal Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics Leicester Royal Infirmary Trauma and orthopaedics LE1 5WW
Posted by Looptheloop (as ),
Mt daughter recently dislocated her knee during a school sports lesson and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. The care she received in the children's A&E dept was excellent. It did take a long time (admitted at about 10am and discharged at about 4pm) but she did have to have X-rays and a full leg plaster cast during that time so not too bad. The follow up appointments with the fracture clinic were generated automatically and also went well. My only gripe, and it is a big one, was that the parking situation was hideous and, to be honest, unacceptable. There is only one thing worse than receiving a telephone call to say that your child has been rushed to hospital in an ambulance and that is to rush there to find that there is nowhere to park. I tried 4 car parks including the leicester tigers car park and still couldn't find a space. I was in an absolute panic by that point since it had already taken me 45 mins to try to park. Knowing that my daughter was in pain and not being able to be there with her was not a pleasant experience. Eventually I resorted to parking in the Shires/Highcross and ran all the way to the hospital. Not an experience I'd like to have to repeat under the circumstances.