"Emergency care in Raigmore"
About: Raigmore Hospital / Accident & Emergency Raigmore Hospital Accident & Emergency IV2 3UJ Raigmore Hospital / Cardiology Raigmore Hospital Cardiology IV2 3UJ Scottish Ambulance Service Scottish Ambulance Service EH12 9EB
Posted by hunter37 (as ),
999 call to home Sunday 1200 as I had 2 hours of bad chest pain 4 weeks ago. Fantastic response from paramedics who struggled to get an ECG off my hairy chest.
Wonderful prompt attention in A&E Raigmore. Saw consultant in A&E and had some tests.
Kept waiting on a trolley for 5 hours in A&E as hospital had no beds as managers shut beds to reduce nurses to save money. Meanwhile wonderful B&B facilities in GP hospitals up and down the region but no diagnsotics and no acute care? Priorities?
Got to 6A eventually whereby the consultant physician did all the work while numeous junior doctors seemed less than involved. Heard same old history from my poor neighbour 4 times thru the curtains as he was brought in by the police. Privacy? Dignity?
Why is emergency medical unit so far away from the emergency department? Why is Raigmore the shabbiest hospital in Scotland?
Clinical care great. Backdrop poor.