What's You Emergency Room Horror Story?

@Luap1050 (371)
November 28, 2017 1:57pm CST
Here in Canada while we do have universal health care which is a great thing, wait times for surgery and especially emergency rooms can be horrendous . Recently, there has been discussion here on a person being told to " Lie On The Floor" as there were no chairs or beds available in an Ontario emergency Department. What's your worst experience in a Hospital emergency room?
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov
I've heard a few horror stories, but fortunately have not experienced any myself.
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@kobesbuddy (19490)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
My last visit, I had bruises all over my face from a terrible fall. They kept trying to discuss domestic violence, which I'm not a victim of! After the third questioning from the doctor, they finally gave up on it. My story never once changed!
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@Luap1050 (371)
28 Nov
Wow!...I can see that they have an obligation to recognise and ask when it comes to domestic violence, but I would also think the last thing you need going into emerg. is to be questioned like this when you have a fall and need medical treatment
@kobesbuddy (19490)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Nov
@Luap1050 Yes, not to mention, my husband has a good reputation to protect, in our community! If I said one wrong thing, they would have contacted the police!
@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
This happens in our capital but in our local city the wait times are much better.
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@Luap1050 (371)
28 Nov
I've hear that some smaller cities and towns have better access to doctors and shorter wait times , yes,... but I've also heard the exact opposite . In Canada, there seems to be very few doctors willing to practice in smaller communities it seems
@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov
@Luap1050 Country towns here battle for doctors but we're only 30 miles from a 'city' which has almost all the facilities you could wish for so we're very fortunate.
@paigea (21227)
• Canada
5 Dec
Luckily, I have no horror stories!
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@Luap1050 (371)
5 Dec
As it should be!...Glad to hear that !
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@marlina (62408)
• Canada
28 Nov
No ER horror from me, but a long waiting time.
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@db20747 (679)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
28 Nov
Waiting more than 24 hours. I was well by the time they saw me. But that is terrible they had to lie down on the floor. Someone should have asked for a cot.