"nephew needed stitches"
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Posted by luckybug (as ),
My nephew needed 4 stitches on his lip. After waiting for over 2 hours in Blackpool Victoria Hospital A&E, my sister was informed she would have to go to Preston for specialist treatment but they would arrange an ambulance. After waiting a while more, she was informed there was no ambulance available, so me her disabled sister at 10pm at night had to drive my nephew and his mum to Preston Hospital. When we arrived we were sent to the childrens ward where we were met with a doctor who put 4 stitches in his lip. No specialist surgery was performed and it appeared to me as if anyone who could stitch could have done the procedure. Why this could not have been done at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital is beyond me.