"Waiting times horrendous."
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
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I brought my wife to A&E under the direction of our GP after suffering chest pains.
After triage during which vitals were taken we are now still waiting to see a doctor almost 5 hours later. The reason for the long wait is due to lack of rooms for consultation due to the backlog of patients waiting to be moved onto wards due to the lack of beds. Also a triage nurse told us that there is a shortage of doctors, they are currently ringing around to get help.
Don't come here expecting to get seen quickly.
Lots of impatient patients.