"Cold and uncomfortable A&E waiting area"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency Tameside General Hospital Accident and emergency Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Mrs Brown (as ),
I took my mum to A&E after she fell walking when she slipped on ice and hurt her wrist. All the staff we came into contact with were very friendly, kind and attentive. However we waited approx 2 hours, after which she was discharged with a sprained wrist.
Our waiting in the A&E was very uncomfortable, it was very cold, due to the double doors constantly opening and shutting. They lead directly into the waiting area and do not shield from the weather. I would suggest it was badly designed. Although I was not the patient, many people and children were and it was very unpleasant added to the fact that there was insufficient seating.
We were also disgusted at the high charge of car parking in the multi storey car park which cost £4. 30.