"A+E Department - Neuro investigation"

About: Queen's Medical Centre

I rushed to A+E as I felt a funny feeling like something wrigfling in my inner skull on top of my brain and believed it could be parasites (worms) I was shaking and panicked but thefirst doctor I saw listened to my explanation and said there are no worms there as they cannot travel up my digestive pipe. I found that hard to believe as.I have seen documentaries and programs on this but he was reassuring, I thought he didn't understand my situation much as he was an A+E doctor. Much to my relief I was ECG tested and it was normal and was very pleased with the nurses friendliness and response. I was then transferred to see a specialist nurse who was nice and friendly, she listened to me carefully and answered most of my questions, she had a positive attitude and looked very experienced, she shun the light to the back of my eyes for nerves pressure and did my blood pressure test and said everything seems ok and asked me my past medical history and said to take ke painkillers and if it has not improved to see my doctor for other options and that he may consider for me to have a neuro scan. I am overall very satisfied with both the nurses time and effort to understand me and for their work and advice they gave me, a big thankyou.

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Response from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for getting in touch and sharing your experience with us. Whatever the cause of your discomfort, this must have been a very worrying time for you and we are glad that you felt that that our colleagues in the Emergency Department (ED) took the time to understand you and reassure you. We will pass your thanks on to nurses and doctor in our ED.

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