"I have had lots of problems with Minehead Hospital"
About: Minehead Community Hospital Minehead Community Hospital TA24 6DF
Posted by Maestro544 (as ),
I am 76 years old and I have had lots of problems with Minehead Hospital. I had to go to minor injuries for a thumb splint, took 3 journeys to get the right size. Whilst there I saw a doctor who was very unsympathetic, said I was trying to jump the queue and my thumb was not as important as a little old lady waiting for hip replacement and they were 'limited with funds'.
After these experiences, I feel disillusioned with Minehead Hospital. The staff are good but I think the system is terrible. I object to filling a form in every time visiting the minor injuries department when my details will be in a computer, surely this is for non residents? Why couldn't I have been given a steroid injection at my local surgery which would have helped me get some relief? I waited 5 weeks for an injection which took 10 mins. Is this progress?
When my old doctor was in practice he did steroid injections in his surgery the same day of examinations! Bring back the old days. This is the first time I have ever complained, but feel justified in doing so.