"Turned away because there was 30 minutes to..."

About: St Albans City Hospital

Was turned away for arriving within 30 minutes before closing, with a smirk from receptionist!! Despite barely being able to walk, and complaining of sever lower abdomen pain. Receptionist insisted i call 111 for 30 mins so that it would be too late, ended up trekking round 3 Herts hospitals, finally admitted at 11 pm with suspected appendicitis. Appalling service doesn't do this place justice!

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