UNDERSTAFFED EMERGENCY ROOMS
My local newspaper contained a letter today from Mary Boothe in Radford, Virginia. Ms. Booth told repeated “horror” stories about family members and friends who arrived in area Emergency Departments with potentially serious medical problems….and waiting….and waiting….and waiting to be seen and/or treated by a doctor. She concluded her letter by urging everyone who goes to their hospital’s Emergency Department to take someone with you who can assist in getting the medical attention which all Emergency Department’s should provide.
Darn good advice Ms. Boothe!
I wonder what kind of care is being provided in the Emergency Departments of our local hospitals: What is the policy at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, Danville Regional Medical Center, Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Carilion New River Valley Hospital, Montgomery Regional Hospital, Wellmont Bristol Regional Hospital, Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Alleghany Regional Hospital, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, and Tazewell Community Hospital