About: Good Hope Hospital / Accident & emergency Good Hope Hospital Accident & emergency Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by windym (as ),
After food poisoning which resulted in gastro enteritis I had little/no sleep and no appetite for 24hrs. I presented myself to A&E.
I was immediately placed on fluid rehydration and spent the night in isolation. with no food available before dawn and no sleep. When I was approached by a doctor I was asked some ridiculous questions: "do you know what the time is? do you know where you are? and can I count from 20 to 1. The time spent on this pointless exercise could have been better occupied by asking the patient if he/she has any family support and, if not, (as in my case) would an extended stay cause any additional hardship? eg. personal hygiene, shaving, toothbrush, change of inevitable soiled underwear/ clothes, ect.
My phone battery was flat and I had no contact in or out. My request to see a doctor fell on deaf ears and after waiting over 6hrs I made a self discharge. The irony here was I was actually back to normal without any additional medication a short while later.