ER experience in Bridgton has been mixed, depending on who the staff is. Some have been excellent, caring individuals. This review is about my last experience there, just over 2 weeks ago. My aunt passed out and fell onto her left side at our home. She was totally unresponsive, and I called 911. A neck brace was put on her. The ambulance said they were required to take her to the nearest hospital, which was Bridgton.
I followed after getting my car out of the snow. When I arrived, she was alert. The doctor said she had a large bruise on her left arm and wrist, which they x-rayed. It was fine. They got her up and she walked ok with a walker, so she was sent home. No effort to find cause of blackout. Not even mentioned that she had passed out on her discharge papers. Nothing about the neck. Or that she arrived on a stretcher. She was there in ER exactly 1 hour.
Less than 48 hours later, she awoke with severe left back/shoulder pain, asking to be seen by a doctor. She had been a stoic army nurse, so I listened and drove her to Memorial Hospital in North Conway. They did a lot for her: CT scan of head, thinking she may have fallen and then blacked out with a concussion. X-rays of back and shoulder. Fluids, because she was really dehydrated. Bloodwork, discovering a UTI. They really took care of her. I gave them 5 stars.