"Asthma attack - turned away"
About: Guy's Hospital Guy's Hospital London SE1 9RT
Posted by Anonymous
Just got to Urgent Care at Guys more than 20 minutes before the list closed as im having an asthma attack and taking my inhaler every 20 minutes or so. 111 told me to go there as I needed to see a doctor asap. I was turned away because the list closed early. The waiting room wasn't that busy. Been told to go to St Thomas' a and e instead by getting on the tube and walking across the bridge at Westminster. Already exhausted getting to guys. Receptionist was very apologetic at least but it seems strange that the rules are so black and white and that a doctor or nurse can't be consulted. If I had gotten there after 7 I would have understood. Instead I'm wasting the time of an a and e department and having to cross a bridge over the river at night.