"My experience helps me sympathise"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital / Accident and emergency Medway Maritime Hospital Accident and emergency Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted by happybee123 (as ),
I was very disappointed with the service I received in A&E at Medway. I was working on a night shift on a ward in the hospital and had to attend A&E due to an injury sustained on the ward. I was left to wait 3 and a half hours until I was seen.
I do not expect special treatment because I work for the hospital however I do feel that being made to wait for such a long time leaves my ward and patients compromised as the ward is short of a nurse for such a long period of time.
It also means that the nurses that have been left to cover the ward on my behalf are therefore under more pressure. I was seen by a very pleasant locum doctor but they were not aware of the trust policy paperwork that needed to be used following my injury, which resulted in me doing most of the paperwork myself.
I feel that as a nurse working for the trust that the service was poor and I can sympathise with patients who are left waiting for long periods of time to be seen.