"7 hour wait to see doctor"
About: Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham Children's Hospital Birmingham B4 6NH
Posted by Marian
I was at the A&E in the early hours of Saturday morning for a head injury for my daughter. There was a 7 hour wait to see a doctor! I could not believe this. The waiting room is a dismal, cold, miserable place at that hour of the morning, full of children and parents trying to get some rest on the uncomfortable chairs. 7 hours is a working day - how can people be expected to wait that long? The staff were resigned and unhelpful. As I had my other daughter with me, I had to make the decision to go home, observe my daughter myself and call 111. I would like to have an explanation of this.