"Agony in A&E"
About: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital Margate CT9 4AN
Posted by JW
I was taken to A&E as I was in so much pain. The receptionist was great and made sure I was seen in 10 minutes. However, the nurse I saw was rude and dismissive. I have never been in so much pain and I have a high pain threshold. I tried to tell the nurse this, but she walked away before I finished speaking! I requested pain relief and was given ibruprofen even though I had asthma. I said I couldn't take it as it would aggravate my asthma and I was given a look that could knock you over!! I wasn't offered any further pain relief for 2 hours even though I was clearly in a lot of pain and very distressed. Which is very unlike me. This was truly the worst experience of hospital care I have ever personally witnessed. I have never been more scared in all my life. I'm 58, and am now petrified of being admitted as an emergency to QEQM in the future.