"My 2 year old son left for hours!!"
About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
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My 2 year old son had fallen and hit his head on the corner of a nearby unit. It came up in a very nasty lump on the side of his head very close to his temple. We took him to A&E to get him checked out where we had to sit around for nearly 2 hours before being seen by an assessment nurse, following his 5 minute assessment we were told that we had to wait to see a doctor with the current waiting time around 3 hours!! I feel it is disgraceful how a child of that age had to wait such a long time to be seen, subsequently with being there so long and so far past his bedtime my son fall asleep in my arms whilst in the waiting area!! This A&E department is far too stretched to carry out peoples needs and something needs to be done about it!!!