"Absolute waste of time!"
About: Royal Oldham Hospital Royal Oldham Hospital Oldham OL1 2JH
Posted via nhs.uk
What I liked
My partner was seen by triage fairly quickly & once moved to the minor injuries unit we found it to be clean & light.
What could be improved
Staff efficiency & interaction with patients. Waited over 3 hours, 1 hour in main waiting area before being moved to the minor injuries unit. We were advised of a 1-2 wait. No-one advised us of any changes to the waiting time or updated the LED screen. The seats are particularly uncomfortable when having to sit for long periods.
My partner ended up walking out without being treated. I asked how much longer we would have to wait. and all I were told is that "someone" had our card but not an estimated time or given a name. After sitting around so long without seeing a clinician, on very uncomfortable seats, we found that the lack of patient interaction/care was worse than the injury itself. When I advised the nurse that we were leaving as we had been waiting over 3 hours I was given a shrug. I felt as though they really couldn't care less.