"Long delay in admission"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency Tameside General Hospital Accident and emergency Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by bluemoon (as ),
A relative was sent to hospital by the GP (accompanied by letter) with suspected pneumonia. They were kept in A&E for 5 hours, then sent to MAU, waited to be seen by doctor, finally seen by doctor after another 4-5hrs, sent for xray and finally admitted to a ward nearly 12 hours after arriving at hospital.
I feel this was a disgusting service for a poorly person and their partner.
As it was New Year's eve the hospital may have been short staffed, but that is no excuse.
The patient has underlying health problems and pneumonia is not definitely the problem, therefore this patient and surely to protect other patients should have been dealt with much quicker.
I just hope the hospital give them good treatment now!