"being placed on a respiratory ward for a GI..."
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
As a 42yr old female, the last place I expected to be was opposite an extremely poorly elderly lady and two 60 something yr old respiratory sufferers of lung disease. My complaint was gallstones! The psychological upset of witnessing people on death's door and seeing family pain was not appropriate. Being treated by a respiratory expert for a GI problem was not fun either, as they simply had no idea what to do, once a scan confirmed a gallbladder full of stones, I was discharged home, with a promise of an MRI scan in outpatients. For anyone suffering gallstone pain they will know it's akin to labour pain and to have a very arrogant junior Dr state that paracetamol must be tried first,...well I was fuming, and asked for a senior Dr who then prescribed morphine..But to cut short a long tale ,as someone who works for the trust, the care from nurses was excellent, but I simply should not have been on that ward, my problem may have been resolved if I was on a ward that specialised in my ailment. I would hope that if my family member got ill that they would come out of hospital better than they went in....we are people not just a number.