"My experience as a "first timer" in A and E"
About: Pinderfields General Hospital Pinderfields General Hospital Wakefield WF1 4DG
Posted by Carole Lloyd
My local GP sent me to A & E on Thursday18 June with a suspected kidney stone, so I was in quite a bit of pain when I reached the waiting room. I was seen without too much delay and soon given pain relief, which happily took effect quite quickly. A doctor examined me and confirmed that it was indeed a kidney stone causing my pain so they arranged for me to have a CT scan to pinpoint the exact location of the stone. The doctor even drew diagrams for me to explain why I was getting pain. Everyone of the Staff in that extremely busy department was unfailingly pleasant, caring and helpful. It was quite a long day but that was perfectly understandable because of the sheer number of patients needing to be seen and at the end of the day I was allowed to return home. So, from me a huge thank you to all the staff who dealt with me, Carole Lloyd