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To think 4 hours isn't that long a wait in A&E

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lisad123everybodydancenow Wed 20-Feb-13 19:46:41

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kimorama Thu 21-Feb-13 12:13:43

4 hours would seem a long time. If you were told it was 10 minute max in some other countries. Like say germany

mistlethrush Thu 21-Feb-13 12:24:50

Just occasionally a little bit more common sense is required. I turned up at A&E with anaphalaxis. I was still talking, walking etc - DH went to park the car and join me asap afterwards. The receptionist could see that I wasn't kidding - and asked the triage nurse if they could look at me sooner rather than later - they didn't glance at me, asked the receptionist if I could breath OK (yes) and said to wait then. Receptionist has another go at seeing if I could be seen earlier (when she saw me with my trainers off, scratching my feet until they bled because I couldn't do anything else) and that was ignored. I ended up bypassing him altogether when my lip started to swell up and I had to be admitted - if he had managed to see me earlier he might have managed to give me something that would have stopped the worsening symptoms.

When I went with DS I got seen within 20mins which was really good.

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