"most recent visit to A+E"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted by sho
Was sent to department after visit to house by paramedic, husband drove me there as no ambulance available at time. On arrival staff assessed me and I quickly had a drip and morphine for the pain. Saw consultant and was sent home as I already had a scan arranged for two weeks time. This visit was like chalk and cheese compared to previous visit to hospital. Was referred by my own GP after a late appointment to ward. Got there and was settled in ward in horrendous pain, gave a urine sample and waited and waited. Eventually saw a doctor who asked me some questions and examined me. He went away and after another extended wait came back and said it was a muscular pain and that I could go home. Have just waited for at least 90minutes to be told my gallbladder pain is muscular. Asked nurse to remove cannula so that I can go home, eventually this is done and we leave. You can guess my amazement when I get a copy of my discharge letter describing me as a difficult patient. At no time was I offensive to any member of staff but now I have a bad discharge letter on my file. I tried speak to someone on the ward as to content of said letter as most of the information is also wrong, I was seen by a male doctor, had no pain relief and was not difficult. All of these things have been recorded wrongly but no one was willing to discuss it, maybe this is why I am still waiting on some kind of treatment for my gallstones which were diagnosed at this hospital over 2years ago. A shame that 2 visits can be so different at same hospital