On Nov. 2, I had to go to the emergency room at Sutter Coast Hospital. I was in pain so I was admitted fairly quickly. I was put in a room and after 30 minutes, I was taken to X-ray.

When I got back to the room, I waited a while before I asked one of the nurses how many doctors were on duty. This emergency room has seven rooms to accommodate those in need of a doctor.

Emergency rooms should have at least two doctors on duty to be prepared for the unexpected, something life-threatening. I think it is too much on one doctor having to take care of all those people in those rooms.

I had to leave before seeing a doctor at the hospital. I found out about my pinched nerve from my orthopedic doctor with whom I had an appointment to see.

An emergency room is defined as demanding immediate action. Our (county) supervisors need to do more to help us.

Rita Moore

Crescent City