I don't understand why ERs can't staff enough people to take care of incoming patients without making them wait over two and a half hours! I mean really? I also thought that the purpose of triage was to rank patients in order of need. But at the first hospital he sat in immense pain while people who, frankly, didn’t even look ill, were taken back to be treated.

I wonder why hospitals have Emergency rooms. Because after sitting in not one, but two Hospital ERs with a friend of mine, it is apparent that no matter how much you may be hurting, neither the staff at either hospital treated anyone like they had an emergency. I mean having to wait over two hours at one with my friend who had a back injury that when he was triaged, a doctor came up pressed exactly where it hurt, said what it probably was, then sent him back out to the waiting room, to wait. And wait. And wait. Two hours later we left that hospital after being told there were still four more people ahead of him. Now we are at the second hospital where we have been for an hour and a half, but at least they have taken him back for x-rays.

 

I don't understand why ERs can't staff enough people to take care of incoming patients without making them wait over two and a half hours! I mean really? I also thought that the purpose of triage was to rank patients in order of need. But at the first hospital he sat in immense pain while people who, frankly, didn’t even look ill, were taken back to be treated.

 

It became painfully obvious that the first hospital’s personnel just didn't give a d**m about anyone there. If you have that kind of attitude, maybe you should consider changing professions. It was also pretty obvious that many of the people there were what they consider abusers of the system. When the ER personnel know you by name, that's a dead giveaway that maybe you are in there too much.

 

I know I sound a little grumpy, but go sit in the ER for a total of six hours, you’ll be grumpy too. While i’m on the subject of healthcare, I am completely disgusted with the Congress for their overwhelming success at ruining a plan that allowed myself, as well as tens of thousands or more just like me, to have healthcare. I will agree that it wasn't perfect but I believe in the overall scheme of things it helped more than it hurt. Yes, it could use some tweaking I'm sure, but I don't think the baby needed thrown out with the bath water. Trump, along with the majority of our so-called “Representatives” could care less about the average Joe and his family. They have proven they don't care about sick Americans. If they did, they wouldn’t have a different healthcare plan for themselves. I thought I read once that the Constitution states that the Congress can make no law that they themselves don't have to obey, or, something like that. Of course, I also feel that the Congress should have to work for the average salary of their constituents. Then they would know how the people they are elected to represent live. Nor should they be able to give themselves raises without at least ⅔ majority of American voters approval. I bet we would have a group that truly were by the people and for the people don’t you agree?

 

Until next time...