"Long, long wait"
About: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Huddersfield HD3 3EA
Posted by Anonymous
My brother was taken to HRI with chest pains by ambulance, on arrival was then told to go and wait in the waiting room, even though he was in agony and had already told them he couldn't sit. The accident and emergency was extremely busy, and we understood this but we waited from 12.00 noon until 10.30 p.m. to be told they were keeping him in, all this time sat on chairs whilst he was in agony and it was 01.30 a.m. when they finally got him a bed. He was discharged the day after but he was there for 2 mealtimes, he can't eat gluten and they couldn't offer him any breakfast or lunch that was gluten free, in fact they offered him various options for breakfast but when he said none of them were gluten free the nurse asked him if he would like toast instead, a similar conversation happened at lunchtime, in the end he had to call in Costa In the infirmary entrance for something to eat, he had gone without food for 48 hours. You would think that even if nobody else understood about Coeliac disease at least the hospital would as this is a medical condition. Doesn't leave me with a lot of confidence at all.