A&E wait times
I took a blow to my head on Wednesday and have been deaf in my left ear since. Couldn't get into my Doc's and was advised by nhs direct to go to A&E on Wednesday but didn't want to go whilst I knew it would be busy.
So maybe emergency to some people but to me it's not.
The last time I went to A&E I had fractured my spine from being knocked over by a 4×4 whilst on my bike. The time before that I'd been climbing in Italy for 3 weeks and was coughing up blood – Id lost 2.5 stone during my trip I ended up having double pneumonia they were emergencies. Both times I didn't go to hospital on my own accord – I hate the places.
Does that answer your question Dr?Posted 7 years ago
Firstly it's not a rant…But
I'm in a A&E dept and have been for over an hour. There has not been another person in the waiting room for over an hour but still have not been seen. It's a really small hospital and thought if I come down early I would get seen pretty quickly.
Is this normal?Posted 7 years agoDrPMember
I'll echo the amusement of "3 days of your time" seems less than "1 hour of ours"?!
Oh well – to be honest it does seem like you warrant being there, given head injury etc.
Hospitals are keen to change the name from A+E to ED (emergency department) as not all accidents are emergencies!
Hope you're alright none the less!
DrPPosted 7 years agoTracker1972Member
You clearly don't consider it an emergency, that is probably obvious to them as well, only times I have been when I was in clear distress it took no time, when I was walking wounded and not in obvious distress (doc told me to go, he thought I had broken my wrist, I didn't, he was right 🙂 ) it has taken a while, never been alone waiting though…Posted 7 years agoprojectMember
Yesterday in church Streton, 9.30 am a young lad about 20 standing and holding his chest outside the local Drs surgery, walked past him and he didnt look well, so walked back past him a few minutes latter and he was almost doubled up in agony, said he had been in a car crash that morning and had hurt his ribs etc,and was waiting for the surgery to open and as it hadnt opened was waiting for his dad.
His dad then turned up and took him off, where as i would have just rang an ambulance and waited with him,just in case.Posted 7 years agoaracerSubscriber
Genuine question, I've always been intrigued as to why people turn up if even they think it's not an emergency..
Well last couple of times I went neither was an emergency – the question is where else was I supposed to go to get my wrist x-rayed, or to get the big Stanley knife gash in my leg closed up?Posted 7 years ago
bruneep – Member
and the diagnosis was?
fackit – Member
Effin ell Oxnop, you know when you wish you'd never asked…
How did it happen, Hope yer alright pal btw…
I have felt ok – I didn't tell Sarah until this morning (she made sure I went to A&E once she found out) but it's been really annoying whilst at work – i've felt strangely claustrophobic and a little odd since my hearing went.
I bought a jump bike on Monday (stupid i know @ 25) and had a slight accident on my first outing 😳
Are you out tomorrow Dave? (we are meeting in Hebden)Posted 7 years ago
Well last couple of times I went neither was an emergency – the question is where else was I supposed to go to get my wrist x-rayed, or to get the big Stanley knife gash in my leg closed up?
OW! Hope it mends soon.
Typical NHS attitude displayed by the Dr's, Nurses and Paramedics above no doubt. Bloody patients, pain in the arse all of them.
Nah! Genuinely ill patients are ok, time wasters are pains in the areas.Posted 7 years agoclareymorrisSubscriber
Well I've just spent an hour or so in Perth A and E with mr CM after a bikey fall and despite a 7 person RTA they saw him pretty quickly, stitched him up, dud some oher tests and apologised when we were leaving saying it wasn't usually that busy. Cracking service Id say 🙂Posted 7 years agoaracerSubscriber
That's where I went with the Stanley knife – hadn't realised that was distinct enough and allowed. Could have gone there for the wrist too I discovered and would have done had I known, but they'd only recently opened and I didn't think they had x-ray – a month or two earlier I'd certainly not have had the option, so what would my alternative to A&E been then?Posted 7 years ago
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