"Long wait to be seen at Macclesfield"
About: Macclesfield District General Hospital / Older people's healthcare Macclesfield District General Hospital Older people's healthcare SK10 3BL
Posted by Millytint (as ),
My husbands doctor referred him to Macclesfield Hospital yesterday (Thursday). He has DVT and was breathless on exertion.
We arrived at 5.30 and after 7 hours of waiting had not seen a doctor. The ward on A & E wanted to close, just one nurse on after 8 and no doctors to been seen. The nurse did her best, but we saw others just strolling past, back and forth, with seemingly nothing doing.
At 11.30 we were taken to Ward 3 in the hopes of seeing a doctor. Not once did I see the nurses wash their hands and they were going from patient to patient.
While we were there, an elderly lady was brought in, she had been sitting in A & E ward for longer than us, and put in a bed in the ward with all men. At 12.30 we decided to leave, my husband was in a lot of pain and we were both getting very agitated, tired and hungry. The nurses tried to get a doctor to come but couldn't guarantee we wouldn't sit there all night. We left. Disgusted.