"Parents should not be forced to leave sick children"
About: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France / General Surgery Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France General Surgery EH16 4SA
Posted by FAH (as ),
Had to take my 14 year old to A&E today.
I don't know if it is because of the building works but A&E is extremely difficult to find and not at all well signposted. We were travelling by car and as he could not walk, due to the pain, when we eventually found A&E I had to park temporarily at the entrance. Having checked him in, I then had to leave him, alone, in a packed waiting room whilst I went to try and park my car, some distance away and had to wait as the car park was full. Anything could have happened to him during this time and he had no adult with him. Thankfully he was fine and treated very well when he was seen by the Doctor.
There really should be better signposting, A&E parking and parents should not be forced to leave sick children on their own in a waiting room.