"Long waiting times at Minor Injury Unit"
About: Buxton Hospital Buxton Hospital Buxton SK17 9NJ
Posted by clair77 (as ),
I attended Buxton Hospital following, getting something in my eye, initially triaged by someone who said I don't think there is anything in there. But we can pop drops in to see if there is any damage.
My eye was very red and sore, constantly grating when I blinked. I was told I would have to wait up to 3 1/2 hours as they were busy. This is small unit. I could not have sat there for 3 hours with my eye so sore unable to focus.
I immediately went to my GP Practice who, checked my eye immediately and placed dye in to diagnose a scratch to the cornea and removed the debris from my eye, prescribing antibiotics. This took them 20 mins and within a couple of hours I was starting to feel better.
I could have still been waiting at the hospital. Causing more damage.