"I was treated with such dignity, respect and care"
About: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France / Accident & Emergency Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France Accident & Emergency EH16 4SA Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France / General Medicine Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France General Medicine EH16 4SA
Posted by Fee280 (as ),
I went to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary three times over a few days with symptoms of nausea and sickness. Because of the severity of the symptoms I was given injections to stop the sickness on the first two occasions I went to the hospital – at that point I was unable to keep down any water which I was trying to drinking to counteract the dehydration caused by the sickness. After being given the injections I was sent home.
Unfortunately the injections did not stop the sickness, on my third trip to the hospital there was a delay in being seen. Whilst I was waiting I suffered from a grand mal seizure and was subsequently admitted to the ITU ward for five nights before being transferred to a general ward for another couple of nights before I was discharged.
Throughout my treatment I was treated with such dignity, respect and care. When I came round in the ITU, having no memory of the seizure, I was given all the information I needed about what had happened, what had caused the sickness and how they were correcting the problem. It was great treatment.