A Fine Gael TD has compared a hospital emergency department to a “South American” facility and described “shocking” conditions after she waited over seven hours before leaving with her child — who was not seen by a clinician.
Kate takes a child to an A&E, and is horrified to find sick people there.
She's also astonished to find people experiencing stress while attending a medical facility when their child is sick. Apparently, no automatic dispensing of Valium for parents. It's like South America! (Note: South America is full of backward foreigners, and we should not want to be like them.)
Kate was so appalled that, after seven hours of astonishment, she took her child home without being seen. Only the cynical would wonder why she was there in the first place, and why she didn't attend her GP out-of-hours service instead, as Government policy and professional health care advice suggests. If only Kate was a healthcare professional, or knew someone who is, she might have saved herself an unnecessary trip. And left a space in the queue for some who actually needed to be there.