Tonnes of times. Infact we could just move in. Soooooo I am a firm believer that our government is doing the population a disservice by underfunding the hospital system. Code Red shouldn't be the normal.
Yeah, sorry about that. I had answered for different question, but I was using a tablet at the time and when I clicked send, the page jumped and I hit a different link so ended up putting the answer in the wrong thread.
I had to wait at a major Melbourne public hospital for 4 hours. We were warned about the wait time on our arrival to allay any surprises.
There was one surprise in store for us (most of the staff having a farewell tea and cakes for a pregnant, exiting staff member) 15 minutes after the party was over - all staff except for 1 NURSE AND THE DOCTORS went off site for a tea break. I nearly fell off my perch. An old dear who had waited longer than I had, stated that "they deserved their tea break as they work so hard". I WANTED to ask her if she was visually challenged. Amazing what people will put up with because the believe every word they hear.
yes, an overnighter accompanying my mother. had to sleep up right in a very uncomfortable chair. Thankfully had brought a jacket with me or otherwise it would have been extremely cold AND uncomfortable. The diagnosis did proceed with care from genuine professionals...was just long..
Yes I have - when my husband was admitted as an emergency to the Wesley in Brisbane. The wait was actually quite short.
I worked for many years in a very busy A & E Department in Edinburgh and sometimes the wait could be fairly long for some non-urgent patients. Urgent cases always took precedence.
No, No waiting. My husband drove himself to hospital, at 2am, while he was having a slight heart attack. They took him in straight away, & he stayed there for 5 days, before being moved to another hospital, for a few more days.