"12 hours in A&E"
About: United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust / Pilgrim Hospital United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Pilgrim Hospital Boston PE21 9QS
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My husband spent 12hrs in A&E dept on a trolley! both in a corridor and then a room. When he eventually got a bed and I settled him in he was then moved to another ward 3hrs later @ 12.30hrs (night). Very tired and feeling weak by morning. Do patients need their rest when ill? How would staff feel if their loved ones were treated in this way? Its about time that assessments were carried out in A&E (like the old days) and patients could then go to an appropriate ward instead of being shipped off to a so called Assessment Ward before being admitted to the ward they should be on! Whos idea is it!! some paper pusher who only sees patients as statistics! moving patients around the hospital so their numbers add up.