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"The clock slowly ticked away - Slow A&E services "

About: Connolly Memorial / Emergency department

(as the patient),

Recently I went back into A&E in Blanchardstown as had left lung pain, after having PE on both lungs it was a serious concern. The department was quick to start with and bloods taken. Then the clock slowly ticked away, it was a quiet night, only a few there but it took 12 long hours to get blood results back and clear me...

In true events the A&E only had 1 doctor on... Yes you hear me right 1 doctor.

Yes I was happy that my bloods where good and no issue but the fact it took 12hrs to tell me that is unreal.

I'm sorry but they should be clearing people quickly to ensure there isn't a build up.

Wasn't the best evening to go in.

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