"Do not go here on Sundays!"
About: University Hospital Of North Durham University Hospital Of North Durham Durham DH1 5TW
My elderly mother took ill on Sunday morning, vomitting copious amounts of bile. Doctor called ambulance which took 6 hours to arrive. Waited for ages in A & E, went for X-ray where nothing showed. Sent home at 10.35 pm with perscription for laxatives. A & E nurse suggested that I go to Boots The Chemist for my mother's favourite laxatives! It would be cheaper than getting the perscription - thank goodness I did not do this! Next day (Monday) my mother returned with same symptoms - admitted, X-rays showed nothing so she went for scan this time and then underwent emergency operation to remove gall stone the size of a golf ball that was blocking her duodenum. Her gall bladder had attached itself to her intestine and the gall stone had passed through. I shall be writing formally about this matter.