"AandE Admission two and a half months ago"
About: Dewsbury & District Hospital / Accident and emergency Dewsbury & District Hospital Accident and emergency Dewsbury WF13 4HS
Posted by Bluejay (as ),
I am writing about my recent experience of AandE admission - in which I was undergoing a food poison or bowel related problem. Although treatment started out fair, I found that subsequently failures set in: these included asking me to collect a prescription before I had finished vomiting/enduring pain, etc despite my indications I felt unwell and second, refusal of an ambulance when requested later in the morning. This episode occurred in late March 2009.
I am, I think about to progress this matter to the local ombudsman.
I do note the other two cases here outlined and feel it is appropriate to add my details to these.
Clearly AandE is a difficult context; but I do think that a keen eye ought to be had to the vulnerability of patients in this situation. If the Trust cannot protect persons at their most vulnerable, something ought to be done - in my view.