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The first set of staff personal were very professional. Vitals were quick. Replacements came and after waiting watching the emergency room door, the new admin person tried to tell me that their back up was from multiple ambulances arriving. I found this statement quite funny since I was sitting right where the EMTs would to have roll their patients. Waited more than 5 hours. Two other Veterans were waiting more than 8 hours before me.
Miss my Syracuse VA who always have more than one doctor on staff. I will never go to the VA in Columbia, SC again. Thirty+ years of military service, arrive at the ER with difficulty breathing, swollen throat, vomiting, dizzy and chest pains and still was waiting more than a five (5) hours. They have my medical records and know that one of my service connected disabilities is a heart condition.
This is a very good place you can wait for a good bit but they help u alot
Worst V.A. I've been to. Im coming from Atlanta V.A. where my doctors were superb! Relocated here to S.C. few months ago and i feel like my primary doctor passes off everything when im telling him what i need.Extremely slow E.R. (7 hours+), clerks are rude and uncaring, primary providers pass you off to the E.R. for everything before they see you for issues you have had before you arrive here, lets not talk about being an employee here, among other things. No wonder its a two star hospital.
This place is horrible I wish I can give it 0 stars. They rush u out and take 3 hours to be seen in the emergency. This place is a waste of Gov money. If this visit wasnt free I woulda been said fucc dorn
AVOID THE ER!
Several months ago we waited 7 hrs in this emergency room & staff stated they had a patient that needed alot of assistance so the wait would be long so we left and drove to Asheville VA hospital where we only waited 15 min before being seen. We are in the ER again in Columbia & waiting room is full but during our five hour wait we noticed people complaining and walking out. By the time they called my husbands name the waiting room was empty from the walk outs. Nurse would come out, call 4 to 5 names that had left already but instead of calling the next 4 to 5 names right away they waited 30 minutes to an hour before calling the next set. It’s as if they are making people wait so long in the hopes they will all leave. Finally in a room but staff says only one doctor available so it’s going to be a long wait. I’m counting 7 staff members at the nurse station sitting & socializing as no doctor is around and no one is being seen. We came in at 10pm and now it’s 3am, still waiting. We’d leave for Asheville VA hospital but too tired to make that drive. This is the worst VA hospital ER ever. We have visited many since we travel a lot but never came across these long waits before. I’m assuming it’s common for this hospital so avoid it if you can.