"Extended waiting time..again.."
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
Posted by Anonymous
Seems my Grandmother had to wait once more last night as she was instructed to attend the hospital in order to have a suspected broken hip x-rayed. Arrived in good time only to have numerous delays added to her already long waiting time. As if to appease her the hospital decided to perform ESG and various other tests, of which the visiting doctor had advised was not necessary, as they'd only just recently had them taken.
Waiting time including the x-ray performed - 5 hours. Not good enough!
Not only did it make an already uncomfortable experience for my Grandmother more distrssing, but my patient mother who was also in attendance, ended up having a mild hypoglycemic attack due to her low sugur levels, through the prolonged waiting time.