"Yawning wait in A&E Leighton"
About: Leighton Hospital / Accident and emergency Leighton Hospital Accident and emergency Crewe CW1 4QJ
Posted by Yawning Pete (as ),
Arrived at Leighton A&E at 8.30pm with non urgent chest injury. Saw triage nurse at 9.15pm. Sat and waited until 11.45pm.
Asked how long likely to be: advised we were next to be seen, sat and waited, and waited, and waited while A&E emptied.
01.05am: asked how long till we might be seen. Advised, you're next.
01.30am: told to go into "Major Unit".
A full 5 hour wait...seen by doctor & out 20 mins later. No information about waiting times given. The "Time waiting" display board was dated the previous week and was blank. No complaints proceedure displayed. No info avaliable.
Had we known we had to wait so long we would have gone home and taken our chances. Thank you NHS Leighton for a lovely evening, home by 3am and up at 6.30.