"Sea of Green Paramedics"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
This is the 2nd visit with my elderly father brought in my ambulance and I sincerely hope is the last.
I personally never wish to be brought into this hospital.
Upon arrival all that could be seen was a long line of patients on trolleys waiting on the corridor accompanied by 2 paramedics to each trolley.
The booking in time took nearly 2 hours.
This alone is not acceptable.
No wonder it takes so long for an ambulance to arrive when you ask for one, they are all held up at this hospital waiting for their patients to be booked in.
This happened on both occasions and the paramedics I spoke to all agreed this new hospital and this new system are not working.
It then took 5 hours for a doctor to assess my father, this again is not acceptable.
The hospital was not busy and goodness help us if it was, we could have been waiting
10 hours or more to see a doctor.
The worst of this is everyone knew that my father would get transferred to Rake Lane which he duly was in less than 24 hours.
This hospital cannot cope with the amount of patients coming in and something needs to be done immediately