My son had a bad fall at home and got a bad bang and lump on back of his head. He started to get very sleepy, after ringing doctor we were told bring him straight to hospital.
We checked into A&E at 5 and had to wait which is fine, people came and went and we were still waiting we hadn't even seen a nurse 3 hours later. We approached the desk a few times but got no joy. As night came more and more patients arrived and one man was intoxicated and kept drinking in the waiting area. He caused a scene and argued with his family, he vomited outside the door and kept drinking and swearing all in front of our 8 year old son. I certainly don't mind waiting., I understand that but feel not being seen for what was 6 and half hours by even one nurse was not right. Thankfully he was fine when checked by nurse and doctor so outcome was OK but it certainly scared my son.
"Long wait for scared son "
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