"nightmare at a&e"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Bournemouth BH7 7DW
Posted by Anonymous
I was taken by ambulance to Bournemouth A & E because of a serious reaction to pain relief due to an accident several weeks ago rsuffering multiple fractures to the foot / arm /elbow. after 3-4 hours I was moved to a mixed ward for sometime then moved to a side ward, I requested a commode the nurse said " you can walk to the toilet it is only over there" I replied I can take only one step on my good leg, she replied " what do you do at home then " I said I had a chair on wheels, she then agreed to bring a commode I waited and waited my bell not working I called out to the nurse , she ignored my cries I was desperate and was going to crawl on my hands and knees to the toilet eventually the nurse arrived with commode but warned me to make the most of it as she was not bringing it again. I was very unhappy spoke with the dr to ask if I could go home she said they were waiting for final test results but could phone me if they came back unclear, I asked her if transport could be arranged as I cannot walk the dr said yes " they would arrange it for me the dr then brought discharge papers for me to sign. 5 mins later the nurse returned with a big smile on you her face and informed me with great pleasure. " you are not eligible for hospital transport as you have discharged yourself " I told her I could not walk more than one step she said call someone to collect you, I replied I knew no one in dorset she then replied you will have to phone a taxi, she came back with a wheelchair proceeded to the phone pressed the taxi button passing me the handset, she then proceeded to the exit trying to wrestle the hospital blanket from around my shoulders although I had pyjama bottoms and a slipper on my good foot my top was sparse, you could see everything as recent weight loss made it hang down from the neck. she then pushed me outside into the open it was a very wet 4.30am. by the time I had arrived home my foot was twice its size and more painful than ever two days later going for routine x rays I was very upset to be told I had to continue wearing the brace/boot and no weight bearing on the foot or arm until further x rays in 6 weeks, not only was my short stay in a & e uncomfortable my leg and arm sustained damage and pain.