"Admission request by specialist"
About: Kettering General Hospital / Accident and emergency Kettering General Hospital Accident and emergency Kettering NN16 8UZ
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My Mother in Law received a telephone call at 3.30 PM to say that she was to be admitted. She was told to report to A@E by 6pm. We duly arrived at A&E at 5.50 only to be shunted from one room to another for various observations for the next three hours. We were then informed that there was no bed available and that they would find a room to start fluids. As my Mother in Law is an insulin dependent diabetic, we informed the Doctor of this and that as she was told to be there by 6, she had not had time for her dinner and hadn't eaten since lunch time. The Doctor basically just shrugged his shoulders. I know A&E departments are under pressure, but the level of care and consideration of patients needs more attention.