"Ask staff before doing anything to a patient"
About: Ayr Hospital / Accident & Emergency Ayr Hospital Accident & Emergency KA6 6DX
Posted by Ashaidaus (as ),
I have a condition called hidradenitis suppurativa and was advised by my gp and general surgeon I had saw a few weeks before (to arrange a planned op) the next time it flared up to go straight to a&e so I could be admitted to have the area operated on. I had a very lovely student doctor who took down all the info needed and had a look at the wounds as he had never treated someone with the condition and asked lots of questions as he knew most doctors don't know about it.
However! The surgeon that was there was incredibly rude called it "just a skin condition" when in actual fact it is now linked to autoimmune disorders, refused to admit me and actually squeezed and poked the wounds till I had blood running down me. No one else will understand how incredibly painful this condition is unless they have it so you could only imagine how much pain I was in while he did! If I Knew the doctor was going to do it I would've politely told them to leave it. The nurse and student doctor looked very uncomfortable as I had told them how painful the condition before the surgeon came in.
In future I would advise that your staff ask before doing anything to a patient!