"hit and miss"
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
Posted by law8811
last friday I went into a and e with a hip complaint. The nurse informed there would be quite a long wait (it was friday afternoon) which I appreciated there may be and was happy to wait. I used the toilet facilities. there was blood on the floor. I'm no expert but it was dry and appeared to have been there for some time. I was looked after by a very helpful doctor (didn't catch his name) who said would write notes on my records for the gp to refer me for an ultrasound etc. I've been to the gp twice this week, the notes never arrived on my records. so in essence, mine, his and the nurses time and money was wasted due to some form of miscommunication. as I was waiting for my blood pressure and temperature to be taken (both of which took about 30 seconds to complete however I waited 20 minutes for) I could hear a number of staff complain about their jobs, which didn't fill me full of confidence really :-( It's a shame, when i was being looked after It was with respect and professionalism. I'm unsure of the status of the nhs cutbacks that we hear about etc, it appears to me that there seems to be a lack of focus, communication and management. The staff themselves that I have dealt with are very caring, but from actions and results/ supply of basic stock like blankets there are certainly some issues that need to be raised. It is a very large hospital and requires a lot of effort to keep it running smoothly.