"Unacceptable waiting time"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital

Attended A&E department early morning on 24th July 2016 with acute onset pain and swelling of foot. Department extremely understaffed - Just one doctor seeing patients and two nursing staff at the station. Left in excruciating pain, no staff at hand to administer painkillers. Waiting time 7 hours to be seen by the doctor. As a doctor myself, I felt the triage nurse struggled to ask the right questions regarding my symptoms or appreciate its potential severity, instead depended on me to advise them on what's going on. Extremely disappointed. Awful department.

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