"Doctors/Cosultants at QE Birmingham"
Posted by david
my experience at QE hospital recently and still on going has been stressful, full credits to the nurses, however i found the doctors to be rude and in too much of a hurry to get me out. this particular consultant whenever i saw him was always in a hurry, he first time i saw him he palmed me off to another consultant because he deemed my case not urgent, and rightly so the doctor he palmed me off to quickly saw me and sent me on my way, i couldnt blame him as he looked busy himself. he recommended i had my operation within two weeks of my injury, its now been over ten days i had my M|RI on a sunday and saw him about it yesterday although i was booked by hes secretary on a day he wasnt in. when he saw me, he spoke to me on the counter in front of all the other patients told me theres no room unless i wanted to wait, he then proceeded to draw an illustration of what my mri scan revealed on a piece of paper he pulled out of no nowhere, i claimed he was too busy to do the operation and i would be on a long wait so hes gonna have to palm me off again to another surgeon. i am still no where close to understanding what my injuries entail, what is involved in the operation, the healing process or any information that will put my mind at ease. my operation can also be cancelled if thy are too busy at the last minute. I am not been ignorant, i can clearly see they all all busy and as i said full credit to the nurses, everyone is doing the best they can and i cant fault that, its hard not to point the finger however been left clueless about an injury that threatens ones livelihood can have its effect psychologically. I was made to feel, specially by the consultant that my case wasnt important, perhaps to him but to me its an injury that not only has its effect on my health but a large part of my life. I completely respect other people injuries or illnesses however i feel everyone should be able to get the same care and attention, something which i feel this particular consultant has severely lacked. its now 11 days into my injury, i have an appointment for surgery that is almost one week after the recommended date i was given and is not definite, and i still have no information about my injury that will put my mind at some sort of ease, till it is operated on. i dont know if i will regain full use or if i wont, i dont know how long i will be in hospital for, how long the operation will take.