"What other options were there??"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
Posted by w******y
I was taken by ambulance from Bellingham after a paramedic had assessed my blood pressure as dangerously high....236/95. The local doctor surgery was closed. When seen by a consultant, it was suggested that I shouldn't be at A&E, and that BP was a GP's job.(??) , I spent most of the night on a trolley....only ON a bed for 1 hour or so.
No treatment apart from taking BP. My husband was called to take me home at 4.45 am., when my BP was still very high! When I left the hospital at 8.00am., the waiting room had two people in it, and the waiting time showed 6 to 7 hours......state of the art hospital? I don't think so! Ambulance staff tell me that they have long delays in doing handover.....no wonder my ambulance came from Blakelaw instead of Hexham! I don't expect any positive response to this....Cynical or what! However, I await response from PALS and also my local MP. The reviews on this site should be read by by the Health Minister. I'm saddened and angry by this waste of money.