"Being sent home too early "

About: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

I went to A&E midnight on one Monday night Tuesday morning with severe abdominal pains, two and a half hour later I was seen given IV paracetamol and an anti memetic, had bloods taken a brief exam. I felt a lot better they said I could go and they'd call if bloods weren't normal. No call good news. Then 7 am Tuesday morning the meds wore off and I was back to square one. Saw my GP Tuesday night who got me in to see someone Wednesday 8. 30. Well I was told at 4. 00pm that day that I'd be kept in for at least a few days!

All that happened on the Wednesday in 8 hours was an X-ray, but my GP and the Drs here did do checks on my intestines which A&E didn't. I wish they had, they think I may have a perforated bowel! The staff there are so lovely but also busy. I asked if I could take my prescribed medication was told to wait and they would come and see me. If I was home I could take my meds and wouldn't have be in the pain whilst waiting to see if I could take my prescribed medication.

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Response from Janice Bradfield, Senior Communications and Membership Manager, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are sorry that you had to wait for news on whether you could take your medication. We hope that you are making a good recovery and would like to thank you for telling us about your care.

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