Have you been to an English A&E in the last year or two? What are your thoughts about quality?

Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS is blogging today about plans to reshape Accident and Emergencies in England.

It’s the first time senior figures in the NHS have opened up ideas directly in a ‘patient-focused’ network like ours, so we’re hoping you can add to the debate. It’s important to be constructive with comments - they are listening and we’re hoping this to be the first of many such engagements!

Have you been to an English A&E in the last year or two? What are your thoughts about quality? Do you think it needs a ‘back to the drawing board’ rethink like this? Do you think having ‘super-A+Es’ for the more serious emergencies is a good idea?

Join the debate! nhs.uk/NHSEngland/keogh-rev...

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  • Fantastic service, Only once did I have to wait over 4 hours in a hall way, (not in the A&E department waiting room) as bought in by ambulance as they were very busy. Southampton General.

  • Absolutely abysmal experience. Major City A&E diagnosed me with vasculitis and stated if I did not see a surgeon immediately I may well loose my left foot. Nearest "on call" vascular surgeon was in another county. No ambulances were available so my wife who is registered disabled had to drive some drive 60 miles to another hospital. After three weeks in isolation and a debridlement of my toes I had two toes amputated and the ball of my foot shaved. Could this have been avoided had more swifter action and adequate support infrastructures been in place. Not what I could describe as an excellent or fairly average service!!!!!!!!

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