"Waiting at A&E"
About: Croydon University Hospital Croydon University Hospital Thornton Heath CR7 7YE
Posted by Cephas
I went to the A&E department on Wednesday 30.01.13 at 09:55 because my leg was swollen and painful following an angiogram. I was seen by a junior doctor at about 12:00 and had an ultra-sound examination at 16:00.
I did not mind the wait so much as the fact that I was made to sit outside in the corridor by the entrance on a cold metal bench from 16:15 until 19:30 before I was seen by a senior doctor. And that was after I went in to speak to the doctor; I do not believe that I would be seen this 'quickly' had I not done so.
A junior doctor admitted to me that it is unacceptable that a patient should be left in the corridor on a very cold and hard bench for more than 3 hours when I asked him to try sitting there for 3 hours; it is unacceptable for anyone but more so for someone who is unwell.
Jermaine Khoo Esq