"A&E and Wards Great, the Pharmacy is not."
About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
Posted by Sick of Waiting
Went to A&E with a dog bite. Seen with in an hour, spot on. Plastics doctor on duty decided to admit to give IV antibiotics and clean out wounds in theatre. Next morning down to theatre wounds cleaned back on ward by 10 a.m. brilliant. Kept in for another 24hrs to have more IV antibiotics. Ward rounds 08.30a.m. discharged by doctor by 10 a.m. have had dressing re-done and cannula removed top work well done nurses and health care worker. Then the wait for the pharmacy to deliver 15 antibiotic tablets to the ward was 61/2 hours, that is a joke & lets down all the good work done by the other staff. I have since been told by a friend who is a nurse that on discharge you can ask for a prescription instead of getting drugs from the pharmacy which I would certainly recommend so you don't have to wait for them.