"Hospital waiting times"
About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / Clinical assessment unit Forth Valley Royal Hospital Clinical assessment unit FK5 4WR Scottish Ambulance Service / Emergency Ambulance Scottish Ambulance Service Emergency Ambulance EH12 9EB
Posted by rozzy (as ),
My husband who is a cancer patient was blue lighted to Forth Valley Hospital recently at 13:50 in severe pain. He was extremely well looked after en route by wonderful paramedics and we were told we would be met by a doctor.
On arrival he was put in cubicle in A&E but shortly afterwards moved to CAU. On being seen by nurse (details etc) we were told to sit in waiting area until doctor saw us. Well I know these places are always busy but really?? 3o'clock 4o'clock, 5o'clock need I go on? Ok he was given a meal (only patient not relative!).
By 8'oclock, he got fractious, had had none of his meds since morning and was sore sitting for 6hrs, so asked nurse to take out the cannula as he was leaving! They came and did that and said he would have to sign a form. By this time it was 8:15.
Suddenly there was an emergency in one of the cubicles and doctors!! and nurses ran from all areas! Now it is 9:30. Finally at 10pm my husband signs a form and we leave and still no DOCTOR!!
Shame on you Forth Valley that a nearly new hospital has such a shortage of doctors whether it be weekend or not to care for the sick!!