"I have been treated abysmally"
About: East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Nottingham NG8 6PY Grantham & District Hospital / Accident and emergency Grantham & District Hospital Accident and emergency Grantham NG31 8DG
Posted by Steveo (as ),
I have Acute Prostatitis which is extremely painful and very difficult to treat and feel I have been treated abysmally by the Ambulance service and Grantham A&E.
I originally had a urinary tract infection and was treated for that by my GP surgery with antibiotics, I took a turn for the worse and returned a week and a half later to be given different antibiotics and painkillers, I was diagnosed with Acute Prostatitis, I then took a turn for the worse 4 days later at a weekend and had to go to the out of hours GP at Grantham Hospital and was then given different antibiotics and more painkillers, 3 or 4 days later I took a turn for the worse again and telephoned 111 and was put through to out of hours GP at Grantham Hospital who advised me to phone for an Ambulance so as to be Catheterised as my condition was in the extreme, I phoned for an ambulance and was refused as my condition was ongoing and wasn't life threatening, I then suffered the worst night of my life in extreme agony trying to pass urine and with no sleep, the next morning my Son took me to Grantham Hospital at 8. 30 am and I was Catheterised which was a relief and I was happy with my treatment, my Son took me home at Lunchtime and I then fell asleep for a few hours, when I woke up I stood up and was in pain and needed to urinate so I went to the toilet and made a mess everywhere, this went on for hours, after the first episode I phoned 111 and was put through to the out of hours GP at Grantham Hospital and they advised me to go to A&E again to have the Catheter changed and would arrange for an ambulance, I was contacted by the ambulance service and was told the ambulance was imminent, nearly 2 hours later no ambulance so I phoned them and was told they had up to 2 hours to pick me up, the ambulance took me to Grantham A&E which was very busy and I was dumped in the waiting room which was overflowing, I was triaged over 3 hours later and was told that what I was experiencing was normal and could go on for a couple of weeks. (confused. com) this experience has affected me profoundly and I wouldn't be bothered if I never saw Grantham A&E again.