"Why was I left waiting for 3 hours?"
About: Barnet Hospital / Accident and emergency Barnet Hospital Accident and emergency Barnet EN5 3DJ
Posted by Danda (as ),
I am a 51 years old lady, who runs my own business. I was proud about this country, until today, when I experienced the worst time of my life in Barnet Hospital. I want to complain, as I don't want other people to go through what I've been tonight.
Was sitting talking to a friend and all of the sudden I felt dizzy, pressure in my head blurred vision, numbness on my left arm, feeling of passing out. I got so scared, I thought I'm having a stroke, so my daughter called an ambulance they took me in Barnet Hospital. They told me, I have to wait for 3 hours to see doctor. Then everything got worse, with my left arm numb and pins and needles, couldn’t lift my arm. I was so upset, there were no doctors to see me for 3 hours. I couldn’t believe that after all that waiting, I see a student doctor, which didn't know what to do.
I pay taxes and hope when I'm I'll they should look after me. I had a horrible experience of this hospital. NHS is the backbone of this country but, when you are so bad, there should be a doctor to see you soon as you get to the hospital. The hospital seemed stretched to its limits, and short of nurses and doctors.