"My elderly father's admission to hospital"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / Accident & Emergency Crosshouse Hospital Accident & Emergency KA2 0BE
Posted by Teddybear (as ),
My 85 year old father had to be taken to Crosshouse Hospital by ambulance in mid March as he was bleeding from his back passage. He arrived at A+E at 7pm in the evening and was seen by the medical staff by 9pm. By 11. 30 he was still in A+E and on enquiring we were told that he would be admitted, for observations and tests but no beds were available at this time. and it may be some time before one would be available. He was on a trolley in the corridor at this time. We went home at that time.
My brother went to the hospital at 8pm the following morning to find he was still in A+E and sitting in a chair, as there were still no beds available. He eventually was transferred to Ward 3E at around 11. 30 am, 16. 5 hours LATER.
While the staff were really great and made him as comfortable as possible, it is really unacceptable for an 85 year old man to have to wait 16. 5 hours in an A+E department.