"A and e is a joke"

About: Broomfield Hospital

My son came in by ambulance which was called to my house at 10.45 pm after falling 10 ft from a lorry and hitting his head twice on a container

His symptoms were tingling in his arms and feet loss of strength and grip in both arms/ hands , failing to stay awake and talking absolute gobbledegook

It took until 4 am to see a Doctor , until 5.30 am to get some pain relief and until 6.30 am to go down for a CT scan!

I am hoping it's nothing serious but can't help but be worried sick , what symptoms do you need to have before getting seen , it's a joke

I was them accused by a porter of swearing which I vehemently deny and my husband can vouch for as was sitting next to me when this happened . What is going on , I should be swearing very loudly but I'm not

I am truly exasperated !!

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Response from Broomfield Hospital

We appreciate the feedback you have given at what must be a difficult time for you and apologise for the further distress it has caused. I am happy to investigate the issues you have raised if you email me directly jonathan.wright@meht.nhs.uk

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