About: The Royal Liverpool University Hospital The Royal Liverpool University Hospital Liverpool L7 8XP
Having made a complaint to the NHS several months ago, with no reply whatsoever, I am forced to comment here... - I was taken by ambulance, to the Royal hospital, Liverpool on last New Years Eve; having rang for the ambulance, barely able to speak because of the pain I was in. I knew that something was seriously wrong, but when I asked the ambulance driver who was causally writing-out a form; parked-up outside of my house; politely and courteously - could they please phone through to the hospital to have a doctor on stand-by, their reply to me was "Don't tell me what to do love"... After a scan on arrival at the Royal, I was told by a doctor that if I did not have an operation there and then, I would be dead by the end of the night (I had a burst stomach ulcer and was in intensive care / high dependency unit for weeks) - so, under the circumstances, I don't think my asking for a doctor to be on stand-by was unwarranted! Also, at the time I had a raging temperature and I had on a long t-shirt which came down to my thighs similair to a mini skit, and a dressing gown on.. I was asked by the same ambulance driver why I wasn't dressed properly... - would the fact that I was in severe trauma with a raging temperature not be the answer? - I am usually a person who is so private that I don't even put my underwear on the washing line. I am disgusted, as is everybody else who I have told about it; including other NHS employees.