"Nurse argued with my daughter"
About: Knowsley NHS Walk-in Centre, Huyton Knowsley NHS Walk-in Centre, Huyton Huyton L36 6GA
Posted by BookBaby54 (as ),
My daughter (who is 22), is a Nursery Supervisor. She 'phoned me last week asking for some advice. She had been feeling slightly under the weather and had discovered two patches of red blister spots around her stomach and back. I suggested that it sounded like chicken pox or possibly even shingles. (My daughter had unfortunately suffered a severe bout of shingles age 4 and has some scarring on her lower back caused by this virus.)
My daughter visited the aforementioned Walk-In, where she was seen by a Nurse at around 6pm. She discussed her symptoms with the Nurse, and explained that she had contracted shingles as a child. Rather than listening to my daughter the Nurse began disagreeing with her, saying she didn't have shingles and it must have been chicken pox, as children don't get shingles...
The nurse in question also argued about the validity of a statement made by my daughter regarding an allergy to an antibiotic.
Another Nurse did attend and my daughter felt that she actually listened and was much more helpful.
I am extremely angry at this treatment of a young woman, who was seeking advice and reassurance from 'medical practitioners' in order for her to decide whether she was able to attend work. The nature of my daughters role involves close contact with babies and children and two of her colleagues are pregnant.
Is it too much to expect that trained individuals, be able to undertake their duties professionally without resorting to what I felt were 'bullying' techniques?