There was a recent renovation completed for our major ER center here, and we got to have a look see first hand this weekend, not that I had planned on doing that in the near future, or EVER!
Have to admit, I was a pretty cool cucumber considering the mess my husband made of his knee, in which I mean slicing it wide open, which was a two fold problem. Aside from falling in the first place, and slicing open his knee in the second place, he has an artificial knee and falling down and landing straight onto one is highly NOT recommended! Especially at 1:30 in the morning when your wife is fast asleep and a very sound sleeper to boot (heard a thump but had I not heard a moan as well I may not have gotten up at all!)
The only good thing (if such a thing can be gotten out of this) is that because he has an artificial knee there was very little bleeding, cause of course then I would have been a basket case!
Anyway as I said we got to see the new Emergency unit fist hand, not a bad renovation (for the money they spent!) at least you are no longer on a stretcher with a curtain around you listening to every other patient, or watching all the Dr's and nurses standing around doing nothing, cause now they put you in a room of your own.
We got there at 1:30 am and were xrayed and stitched up and gone by 3:30! First time ever we were out in less than 8hrs! Although it could have been the 1:30 am arrival time.