"A & E"
About: South Tyneside District Hospital South Tyneside District Hospital South Shields NE34 0PL
Took my 82 year old dad to A & E on request of doctor after home visit. He could only walk one step, with the aid of a walking stick, without stopping to get his breath. Went into reception to find a wheelchair to discover there were none available. I left him waiting and went to A & E reception to tell them of our difficulties. They gave no help at all telling me that we had to look for one and I had to return to my dad. Took a long time to walk him into the reception and then waiting area and he was in a state when I got him there. He was admitted into hospital and has been there over a month. Surely there should be more wheelchairs available and a more caring staff on the reception at A & E.