"Calling 111 "
About: Derbyshire Health United / NHS 111 Derbyshire Health United NHS 111 DE21 6BF
Posted by anton (as ),
Called 111 at 1945 with mosquito bites from day before. Went to walk in centre in the morning gradually situation got worse during afternoon to the point both my ankles were badly swollen that I couldn't put my body weight on to walk.
A clinician phoned asking me questions, even told him I have bipolar which was getting aggressive by my physical pain. I was not acknowledged of my mental state, all I was offered was an appointment at 2350 at a community hospital 7miles away.
I couldn't get out the door, I had a fever and when I phoned 111 2nd time, the operator said I couldn't have home visit unless I was disabled or bed bound..er excuse me, I told her I couldn't walk by then my mental state of mind was deteriorating and I couldn't get to my appointment at 2350.
On that score I got a phone call fm G. P at 0050, asking me why I missed my appointment and told him why and eventually I had a home visit at 0215. G. P was shocked how bad my bites were and gave me antibiotics.