"Prioritisation in A & E"
About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
Arrived at A&E with chest pain/discomfort, seen for ECG almost immediately then seen by Triage nurse at approx 50 minute point. Waited further 1.5 hours with lots of others who arrived after me being seen in main A&E and sent home before I was even taken through then taken through to be sat on a seat in a cubicle main dept without a trolley. Seen by a delightful junior doctor eventually who took bloods. Admitted to the next dept after approx 4 hours and 10 mins and there begins another story !
It seriously concerns me that patients with chest pain/discomfort are not prioritised over those with minor ailments.