"In Need of a Radical Shake-up."
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
Posted by Anonymous
Unfortunately I have had the misfortune to visit this hospital a number of times with my elderly father and elderly mother in law and have been very disappointed with the whole procedure.
Last night I had to take my Father to hospital after an incident which was not life threatening but did need medical attention given his other problems. I took him to Rake lane hospital first where he was seen but not examined at all, I was then told to take him to Cramlington where we had over 4 hours wait.
There were a lot of people on trolleys in corridors and 12 ambulances queued up outside waiting to come in, where we sat there was no real emergences sitting there, it included homeless, drunk and people who just felt ill.
What I don't understand is why you are sent from one hospital to another when it is clearly not an emergency?