I originally came into A& E yesterday but it was so extremely busy. I was so dehydrated in the heat that after 7 hours without being seen I decided to go home and try again tomorrow. There was little to no water offered to me yesterday and nothing available to buy in the shop. When I got home I felt so light headed and dehydrated I drank 2 litres of water. At home I also decided to call an out of hours doctor to see if they might be able to help me but to my surprise there was no doctors available and I could only chat to a nurse, this was extremely unfortunate and I was very very frustrated.
I returned again to A& E early this morning and have been waiting ever since although I have noted that today the staff aren't under as much pressure. I feel there is a great lack of communication between myself and the staff and I have not been regularly updated regarding what's happening with my care. But I do understanding there is a lot of pressure on the system and by looking at the staff around me I know they really are trying their very best to help. Hopefully, I don't need to wait much longer to be seen.
"There was little to no water offered to me"
About: Craigavon Area Hospital / Emergency Department Craigavon Area Hospital Emergency Department BT63 5QQ
Posted by Keeen88 (as ),