"A visit to A&E"
About: Southend Hospital / Accident and emergency Southend Hospital Accident and emergency Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0RY
Posted by Char14 (as ),
After experiencing chest pains for some hours I gave in and went into A&E at Southend Hospital, being 22 and generally healthy I didn't want to be wasting anybody's time.
I sat down and patiently waited but didn't have to wait long at all even on a Saturday night.
The nurse I saw took my blood pressure, blood sugar etc and asked me about my symptoms I was quickly put through to have an ECG where I was then put through to the major department where I was wired up again.
Although I was shocked and nervous about what was happening I was extremely grateful to the staff who we're taking my pain seriously and putting me at ease. My problem was quickly diagnosed as a Pneumothorax with a chest X-ray and the problem resolved with the aid of some amazing people who really helped me throughout the scary time.
I was admitted to an observation ward overnight and moved onto another ward the next day where I was then allowed home.
I couldn't have asked for anything more from all the doctors, nurses, porters that I came into contact with on that day and couldn't praise them any higher.
In my book they are all amazing. And would love to say thank you! ! !