About: Sandwell General Hospital Sandwell General Hospital West Bromwich B71 4HJ
I admitted myself to Sandwell A&E recently in serious pain and in some distress.
It took over 5 hours to be seen, in which time i was left in a stone cold examination room for 2 hours whilst people continually burst in and expressed surprise i was in there. At no point did anybody check up on me other than once to take blood pressure (whilst chewing gum, very professional). Again, i was in serious pain so this was not a good place to be. Nobody said hello, smiled, they all looked like they would rather be somewhere else. It was shocking.
I was eventually seen by an extremely abrasive doctor who talked over me and basically made my diagnosis feel like a cross examination. I was made to feel foolish for even seeking care.
To top it all off i paid around 5 quid in parking charges.
I never complain about things which in my mind really doesnt leave much room for doubt. So glad this isnt my local hospital.