"Treatment in A&E on 2 different occasions"
About: Royal Sussex County Hospital Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton BN2 5BE
Posted by Vincent Savage
I moved to Brighton temporarily about 2 weeks ago and unfortunately, brought a knee injury with me.
Having been given the brush-off from the walk-in centre ("You realise we don't have an x-ray facility?"),
I took my chances at A&E.
I was well-treated during a busy afternoon, had my x-ray and a satisfying prognosis.
At 2am on an early Saturday morning, my finger was trapped in a taxi door.
I went via another taxi to A&E.
I have to say that the level of treatment and concern for my relatively innocuous-looking injury (compared to the others in A&E) was a pleasant surprise.
I was treated by the duty doctor, another senior doctor and a very caring A&E nurse.
The service was exemplary and I cannot fault the care given.
My only gripe was the lack of urgency displayed at the X-ray unit in the wee small hours when I was the only.one waiting.
My business head tells me, having worked in a supply and demand scenario where the demand is unpredictable, is to clear any waiting patient to enable one to be ready for a change in demand