About: North Devon District Hospital North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple EX31 4JB
Posted by Paul Delahoy
I arrived at A&E in considerable pain with Acute Urinary Retention being unable to pass urine. My GP had telephoned ahead to alert the Urology staff that I was on my way and would need catheterising.
After an initial moments panic when I was advised that I may have to wait for some hours to be seen I was in fact seen within about five agonising minutes of my arrival. From that point I cannot speak more highly of the speed, care and professionalism of all staff. In particular my doctor. I was treated with great care and sensitivity throughout.
My only other experience of NDDC A&E was when admitted with acute gal bladder pain some five or six years ago and likewise my treatment was excellent. When you are in pain you really need the highest level of care and prompt attention and on both these occasions I was so grateful for the care I received.