By Euro Weekly News Media • 14 September 2014 • 8:34
SAN JUAN resident Massimiliano Licciardello went to A&E when he cut his head on a bathroom mirror.
After the wound was examined and pronounced a non-urgent scratch by a Triage nurse at San Juan Hospital, he was sent to the waiting room. Nearly three hours later and with the wound still bleeding, he left and went to Alicante General instead, Licciardello told the provincial Spanish press.
There they were ‘shocked’ by the deep wound, Licciardello claimed. He was attended to straightaway and left 18 minutes later with four stitches, he said.
When contacted, a San Juan spokesman confirmed the original diagnosis of a non-urgent lesion that was not an open wound and maintained that Licciardello was called two hours after arriving but had left by then.
A dissatisfied Licciardello has now lodged a formal complaint about the treatment he received at San Juan with the regional government’s health department.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.