"Arrived with blood pouring from a head wound"
About: West Cumberland Hospital West Cumberland Hospital Whitehaven CA28 8JG
Posted by Dave Brown
I was rapidly and courteously "put on the system" and then sent to a cubicle. A cheerful and reassuring young doctor turned up within five minutes, examined me, and decided that I should have a CT scan but reassured me that this was precautionary and unlikely to show anything sinister. The scan was over and done with and the results back within half an hour and I was stitched and discharged within two hours of arriving. The doctor who treated me was very empathetic. They quickly realised that I was not in distress or worried and joked along with me. A hospital visit is rarely pleasant but if you have to be patched up Whitehaven A&E is a good place.