"Left on a trolley for ages"

About: Leeds General Infirmary

(as a relative),

I had a car crash, and got a headache which got progressively worse. I went to Leeds General to get it checked out, and the triage nurse told me that she thought I might have damaged my spine, so they taped me down to a trolley with my head in a brace, so I couldn't move anything except my feet, and left me on a trolley for an hour and a half.

Eventually a doctor came to examine me and told me it was just bad concussion and whiplash, but for that hour and half I thought I was going to be paralysed - not a pleasant experience.

On the whole, I don't want to criticize - the doctors and nurses have a difficult enough job, I'm sure - but if someone had just popped their head into my field of view once or twice and said "don't worry, we haven't forgotten you - we'll get to you as soon as we can" it would have made all the difference.

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