About: Hull Royal Infirmary Hull Royal Infirmary Hull HU3 2JZ
Posted by Aaron Miller
I had asked several times if I could leave, but the option was not discussed properly with me. For a while, I was attached to a drip. I wanted it removed by the end of the treatment period, when I was no longer recieving anything through the drip. I asked several times, but to no avail. I understand the need for the cannula to remain in, as I had been in for a similar problem before, and was aware they were waiting for blood results back before removing the cannula - in case I needed more treatment - which is fair enough! Fine. But the issue was that the IV wire remained in for 4 hours, unnecessarily. Nobody took me seriously when I asked to have this removed. It was a very uncomfortable experience, I felt a lot of discomfort. I am a patient person, but even I have my limits. I attempted to remove in the end, but wound up unscrewing part of the wrong area around the cannula. Realized whilst doing so, so I fastened it up again, but a little amount of blood wound up backtracking through the IV wire. It was quite disturbing to see. Not forgetting to mention that after the drip had finished in the first place, I had also had to turn off the IV machine as well, myself, it was beeping at me for around 30 minutes. The nurses were more preoccupied discussing baby showers, and personal matters, and I had also seen two using their phones throughout the duration. Fair enough - I use my own phone in situations where I shouldn't, but at the very least, I would expect not to see it whilst on the ward. How unprofressional? Lacking standards. BAD.