"No priority in A&E"
About: Royal Oldham Hospital Royal Oldham Hospital Oldham OL1 2JH
Posted by Anonymous
I attend A&E on an intermittent basis for an incurable long term condition.
Last Tuesday evening I waited 1.5 hours just to be triaged and told that I was priority.
2.5 hours for blood to be taken.
2 further hours to be seen by a Doctor, who did apologise and gave me sufficient time to recount my problem.
I was sent home with antibiotics- more than the course I had had explained-dangerous if I hadn't realised and no x-ray which is normal procedure for me.
I was asked to phone my GP to find out result of a sample to see if I had been given the correct antibiotic. When I phoned was told the Lab had rejected it for lack of D.O.B!
This was crucial! Why could someone in A&E not have been informed and looked up my records, for this important investigation.
I only have 1 kidney working efficiently & cannot afford to damage it. This is one of the reasons that I have, on many occasions, been told I have to go to A&E for treatment.
I am at a complete loss.