"Accidentally off the list after 5 hours soo not..."
About: North Middlesex Hospital North Middlesex Hospital London N18 1QX
Posted by Pete
Arrived at A&E in the evening in a bad state, after losing a lot of weight recently and been sick every other week plus sweating all the time, suddenly I started to cough up blood too and having temperature. Was told at work these are symptoms for TB so as soon as I could, I headed down there. I was told it would take up to four hours. I kept asking every hour at the reception desk that I have been waiting long, what's going on, and the receptionist replied that 4 hours is 5 now. Yes, but I have been waiting for 5 hours. They checked again and said. Oops, You are off the list for some reason. Let me talk to a doctor and put you back somehow. -Do I have to start it again? - No, they said, it will maximum take another 2 hours. That would be 7 hours!! The whole night was gone, it has come to 4am and I had to ride a bike home in my state. Freezing, being up for 24 hours. Went home without help. Second horrible experience with this hospital. Never again!!