"Long wait for 2 minute injection"

About: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

After having day surgery I was suffering sickness from the anaesthetic on my return home, the day clinic recommended I go to my nearest a&e for an anti sickness injection as my operation was in my throat and I didn't want to be sick again on the wound. I waited for 2 and a quarter hours for a 2 minute injection, bearing in mind I had told them I had had a general anaesthetic that morning, my body had been through a lot that day, I was desperate to get the injection and return home to sleep as quickly as possible. When it was done the doctor said, 'try to rest' - I would have loved to but it was by now nearly 2am and I had been there since 11.40, the waiting room wasn't busy and I didn't get any sense of speed from the nursing staff - disappointed.

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Response from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

We are sorry that you were not happy with the service we provided in A & E and are grateful to you for providing this feedback. If you would like us to look into the conceerns you raise on your behalf, then please contact our Patient Advice and Complaints service on 0800 013 0018, 01484 342825, or by email to patientadvice@cht.nhs.uk. where our staff will be pleased to take details.

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