"Treated like a time waster"
About: Northampton General Hospital (Acute) Northampton General Hospital (Acute) Northampton NN1 5BD
Posted by Julie
My husband returned from South Korea with an infected insect bite and was advised by the Korean hospital and his insurance company to go to hospital on his return home. What a mistake. We were treated like time wasters and told by the "doctor" that he had been brought in to see people who should have gone to their gp. If the surgery had been open, then we would certainly have chosen that option, the doctor was arrogant and really seemed to think they were doing us a favour. they told my husband they should have visited the travel nurse? My husband uses repellents,but some bugs eat through it,so we have been told today by GP. We only bothered going to hospital because the tablets that were prescribed in Korea were not suiting my husband. The very difficult to understand doctor couldn't have cared less. And just as a matter of interest, no one bothered to take hubby's temperature to see if he was a potential MERS carrier. Mind you they probably don't even know what it is. Disgusting service.