A&E waiting times too long

Waiting times in A&E are over 4.5 hours.


Need to increase staffing levels to reduce the waiting time.

Why the contribution is important

Patient safety



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by ClairIOMGov on July 11, 2018 at 08:45AM

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  • Posted by Manneen July 11, 2018 at 10:01

    Better triage is needed at A and E . People need to realise that unless their injury is life threatening they will be not be a priority. Use A and E for what it is intended.

    A and E is not for people who have not shifted themselves to get a Drs appointment during the week it is for the genuine health emergencies - not to take a splinter out. The clue is in the name "emergency"

    There would not be long waiting times if people did not abuse the system. Regulate these people.
    Personally I am disgusted at the amount of drunks, drug cases that take up the time, the self inflicted injuries through stupidity - grazes from push bikes - inadequate protective clothing etc, the care homes who push the elderly out at weekends and take them back Monday morning.

    Additional staff is not the answer - there is no room. People need to change their attitudes and take personal responsibility. If you are genuinely ill you will be seen and waiting will not be an issue.
  • Posted by ClareIOMGov August 10, 2018 at 11:37

    Waiting time in A and E - too long. Target is 4 hours but on two visits to A and E the total time spent in the Department was 12 hours. Further there seems to be a lack of communication between the Wards (Ward 6 in this instance) and A and E regarding transfer to the Ward from A and E resulting in a patient spending longer than anticipated in A and E.

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  • Posted by Nicola2IOMGov August 16, 2018 at 09:39

    I went to A&E about 10 days ago. It was chaotic in there and when they wanted to admit her they had no beds free in any wards. You seem to be making more cuts and ward closures all the time when there are just not enough beds to look after IOM people as it is.
    Our health care in the Isle of Man was always considered good but in the last couple of years it’s changed and been abysmal .
    Nurses and doctors in A &E were embarrassed at the lack of help they could offer her and the other sick people there.

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