"Treatment of patient"

About: Medway Maritime Hospital

I came to a&e on 28 July 2014 and was kept there for 10 hours on wooden chair with severe pain in my back. I was admitted to Sunderland ward at midnight and I had been in hospital since midday. Whilst in a&e my leg became numb, I came in walking by the time I got seen my leg went numb. My leg is still numb and I have no feeling whatsoever in my left leg. I have been left disabled by this hospital, after they kept me in for 9 days and did MRI scan. They sent me home with neuropathic drugs and still unable to walk. I got treated very unfairly, I am 23 years old and they have left me disabled with no follow up appointment apart from pain clinic in December, I want to know why my life is on hold and I'm disabled and they not doing anything about it how am I supposed to cope with medication that doesn't even work. They expect me to live in pain for the rest of my life. I went for an epidural and I've been left disabled. I would never recommend this hospital.

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Response from Medway Maritime Hospital

I am sorry to hear about your experience and would like to speak to you to get a few more details and understand what happened. I would be grateful if could contact me via email at katy.white@medway.nhs.uk so we can discuss the matter in more detail. Thank you. Katy White Head of Nursing - Emergency Department

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