"The nursing staff are excellent ..."

About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

The nursing staff are excellent but frustrated by the lack of ownership and or response by the doctors in the A&E department.

What could be improved

The attitude and availability of Doctors in the A&E, sufficiant doctors to be able to cover busy times in A&E reducing the waiting time for a patient such as myself to get to see a doctor. I waited so long to see a doctor in the A&E i ended up discharging myself and paying to see a private consultant through BUPA.

Anything else?

Get more doctors available in your A&E during busy / peak times. And the small amount of doctors that are available or can be bothered to provide A&E cover seem to think they are above the nursing staff and have an attitude problem towards the nursing staff.

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