"Lack of confidence"
Posted by Anonymous
On the 21st April my daughter went to the A&E department as she was suffering with vomiting, fever and shakes which she'd had for the previous couple of days and felt were getting worse, therefore became quite frightened. She was dismissed by a nurse with flu and told to take paracetamol, however the following day her condition was so bad that our local GP referred her to the Queens Hospital Burton where she was admitted until Friday afternoon, ie 4 nights. On the Monday her temperature was over 40. Thanks to the care she received at the Queens Hospital Burton she has now almost recovered, but her visit to the Samuel Johnson did not instil any of us with confidence. We have remained anonymous as we are not looking to blame any particular individual, but feel a lack of confidence in that nurses are left to diagnose potentially very poorly people without enough knowledge of what may actually be wrong with them.