"Very rude streaming nurse"
About: Queen's Medical Centre Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2UH
Posted by Anonymous
I went to A&E as I couldn't bear another day of pain and restlessness due to my influenza. I know there's nothing they can give me as it is a viral condition but I was feeling sooo terrible that I braved the waiting time and not to mention that it's Christmas Day. I couldn't breath properly and my head felt like it was going to explode. I thought seeing a doctor and having my lungs checked will put my mind at ease. We were called in by a Streaming Nurse and assessed in a room. Before even finishing all the symptoms I have, she said "in short, you have flu. That's just flu. You shouldn't be here. You should be resting in bed". After checking all my vital signs, she said "you can go now or do you still want to see anyone?" I said I do want to see the doctor and she told us where to go. I felt so bad after that incident. She made me feel like I just went there just for fun. I have never been to A&E and this was the first time I've been as I was feeling very, very ill. I work as staff nurse too in a private hospital and attitude like this will not be tolerated. I guess that's why a lot of patients have complained about staff attitude in QMC, now I have experienced it.