"Waited more than 6 hours to see an A&E doctor"
About: Barnet General Hospital Barnet General Hospital EN5 3DJ
Posted by Anonymous
I visited the A&E department on a Saturday morning at 2.20am on the advice of NHS111.
I was seen reasonably quickly by the nurses - the first for assessment and the second for blood tests.
After waiting for an incredible 6 hours without being seen by a doctor, I asked them how much longer I had to wait and was informed there are 4 patients in the queue ahead of me.
I was so exhausted by that time that I just left.
Another girl also waiting to be seen by a doctor could not wait any longer and left in tears.
I have been to the A&E here a few times previously because of my children and have always had to wait hours to be seen by a doctor and to be discharged.
I cannot imagine the wait had I stayed - I heard some of the patients commenting they have been there more than 8 hours!