"Waiting times in A&E, late at night movement times..."
About: Stafford Hospital
Posted by Anonymous
What could be improved
My wife is 83. Diabetic and on kidney dialysis. 999 admission on Monday night (20th) for breathing issues. Kept in a corridor (A&E) from 2145, not seen by male doctor until 0200. When he arrived, said sorry for delay, he had been unable to find us! My wife admitted to Acute Medical unit, the staff were very good, all tests etc. However decision made to move my wife (21st) to Ward 29 at Stoke. Ambulance arranged at 1700, but move not actioned until 2245!
I am very angry about the delay in being seen at A&E but also why was it necessary to move my wife, so late at night. Why couldn't she have been moved during the morning of the 22nd.
Surely it's not just down to the need for beds. What about patient care and consideration.