"shocking treatment"

About: Fairfield General Hospital

I had a d&c after a miscarriage today 13/3/15 at the day surgery unit. I am still in shock and severely upset by the treatment i received. I waited 4 hours to go to surgery. I didn't mind. The anesthetists were amazing. They comforted me and talked to me. Everything was ok until that point. I woke up in the ward at 1pm. It was obvious i had a bad reaction to the general anesthetic. I couldn't open my eyes. I fell asleep for 2hours. I was woken up a few times but couldn't wake up. I was feeling faint and shaky. At 3pm a registered nurse rudely told me i need to wake up because i'd been there since 1pm. I could barely speak. I said i'm hungry. I heard her tell the student nurse she needs to eat and then leave. I couldn't eat and i was violently sick all over myself and the bed. I couldn't even focus and i was very confused. I was told can i ring my husband. I said no to which the nurse seemed annoyed. I also said id need a wheelchair. How could they not see i wasn't in a fit state to walk. The nurse repeatedly told the other staff I had been here since 1pm. I was made to put my clothes on. I thought i'd faint whilst putting my clothes on. I was given some medication instructions and forms which i didn't understand because i kept drifting off. I then had to walk to the waiting room. Soon as i left the ward, i cried uncontrollably to my husband. Having lost my baby was hard enough but the treatment i had was much worse. I realise there's a bed shortage but i was clearly unwell. Being told once i had eaten and once i'm in bed at home i'll be fine is not good enough. I was literally dragged out of the bed. I wasn't in pain from the d&c and it wasn't hunger. I was clearly suffering from side effects from the anesthetic. It took hours for the anesthetic to wear off when i got home. I had tingling in my legs and arms and felt dizzy even after i ate. What person would deliberately like to stay in hospital? I was too confused to even talk in full sentences. When i couldn't eat the sandwich, one nurse said maybe you will be able to eat when you eat food you are use to, when you get home. Does the nurse think i only eat curry and have never had a sandwich? Had the nurse thought i can't eat because i'm sick? People react differently to procedures and other people may have been fine but i wasn't. Maybe because i couldn't get my sentences out, the nurses thought i can't speak english??

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Response from Fairfield General Hospital

We are sorry to read your comment regarding your visit to the Day Surgery Unit at Fairfield General Hospital. If you wish to discuss your concerns, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0161 604 5897. We will also forward your comment to the department manager.

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