To the Editor,
My sister-in-law went to the emergency room recently at Southeastern Regional Medical Center and was told that there was no ER doctor and that they had no idea how long it would be before she could be seen. One of the waiting-room patients had been there since 10:30 the previous night.
Now mind you my sister had just suffered a seizure and was complaining of a burning sensation in her stomach and vomiting. They told her she would be better off to be seen by her regular doctor. How can an emergency room be operated without a doctor or at least a physician’s assistant on duty? Are the nurses taking care of the patients now?