"Long wait in A&E "

About: Antrim Area Hospital / Older people's healthcare

(as a volunteer/advocate),

I was put in a bay with an elderly lady who proceeded to remove her clothes.

I had to keep getting out of my bed to cover her up as there were three teenage boys using their phones and pointing them at her.

When I said to the nurse about this i was moved to another area which I can only say was not designed to hold beds as there were no alarms in the room. It would have been better if they had moved the old lady to a safer area.

I waited inside the A&E for 4 to 5 hours and then was sent to the short stay ward to spend the night before I received any treatment.

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