"Pointless visit to A&E"
About: Colchester General Hospital Colchester General Hospital Colchester CO4 5JL
I visited Colchester General Hospital following a car accident. I didn't call an ambulance at the time but drove myself to the hospital. I checked in at 7.30pm and triage by 8. Took blood pressure and temperature and told to wait for doctor. 3 hrs later to be told only 1 doctor on service and as a resuss patient had arrived they closed A&E as the gp couldn't see any patients. How can you run a service on 1 gp? Madness. I gave up having just seen triage. Awful experience and staff worse than useless. A&E currently in portacabin which is awesome when you feel dreadful too, cold, drafty and extra noisy! Why do I pay tax again?!