About: Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Exeter EX2 5DW http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/
Posted by Anonymous
I visited the A&E at around 9pm on 04/01/15, managed to see the triage within 30 minutes for a case of severe "rashes", and did not see a doctor till past midnight, and the doctor could not determine what kind of "rashes" I had. Meanwhile, the receptionist could not give me a rough estimate as to how long I had to wait, and I ended up spending around 4 hours, and did not get a proper diagnosis to the cause of my "rashes". The doctor however, suggested a blood test, which I did, and it has been over a week, and there are significant bruising on my arm that has not subsided, this is definitely a substandard job, as a usual blood test would not result in bruising. The bruises on my hand has been getting worse and I have to make another trip to the doctors, which is a complete waste of time. I understand that there might have been others that required immediate attention, but there was no estimate waiting time and in the end I did not know why I had the "rashes" or what I could do to help my situation, instead, I got a bruised arm. Even if healthcare is free, I don't think they should have did such an unprofessional job, they might as well not open to serve patients if that is the case, because not only did it not help the patient, it made things worse.