"My son's recent visit to Medical Day Care"
About: Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham B4 6NH
Posted by Jewie (as ),
My son has had a lot of treatment in different departments at the Hospital which I have always found to be of a very high standard, but Medical Day Care seems to be the exception.
I brought him to this department some 6 years ago for a hearing test under sedation, the delays we experienced with his treatment were terrible. It culminated with me having to discharge my son myself as we were still sitting there at 5:00pm (having been there since 8:00am) waiting for the doctor to give us the all clear to go home.
And again yesterday, we took my son in for another procedure, and things don't appear to have improved, the nurses were very helpful but there was no doctor in the department that day and we waited for almost 3 hours just to get a canula put in.
We ended up being there for over 4 hours for a procedure which should have taken no more than 1½ hours. Again in the end I took my son home before being discharged as we were that fed up.
As I said I commend the hospital as a whole, but this particular department seem to be somewhat lacking.