"Patient care, when ?"
About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
Posted by John Clewlow
After being admitted with suspected appendicitis and in extreme pain I was told I would be given pain relief. This took 4 hours to arrive, I could not get them to give me a second dose of painkillers until 9 hours after the first dose. I had to wait 13 hours for a cup of tea and only got it then because I got out of my sickbed and went down 2 floors to a vending machine . They decided not to bother giving me the blood thinning injections that I was supposed to have every day. When I was discharged they did not have my antibiotics so gave me 2 to be going on with and told me to phone the next day to arrange to pick more up. I waited until 8.00pm next day and phoned to see if my tablets were ready and was told to phone back in the morning which meant I missed 2 lots of tablets. My whole experience at this hospital was not only disgusting but dangerous, by missing my blood thinning injections they raised the chances of me getting DVT. Even the nurse who took my blood sample commented on how hard it was to get the blood out of my veins for testing