"lack of support from bowel disease nurse"
About: Royal Alexandra Hospital / General Surgery Royal Alexandra Hospital General Surgery PA2 9PN
Posted by sadforNHS (as ),
I was told that I had inflammatory bowel disease after I was admitted to the Royal Alexandra hospital in Paisley. Never felt so scared in my life. I had been bleeding for months and when I was admitted got told that a bowel disease nurse would see me within 24 hours. It took almost five days. I got told I had ulcerative colitis and anything I needed to know was on the internet.
He wasn't interested or at all caring. At a time when you need help why don't the professionals recognise the need to discuss your condition and what might happen next?
Long story short, I had my bowel removed and have a permanent bag. When the nurse returned he told me I was cured and he doesn't need to see me again. Some cure. Just glad I never have to deal with that nurse again.
What a terrible state the NHS is in when you employ such an uncaring attitude when deal with vulnerable people facing a life changing operation. Hope that no one else goes through what I did. I've never felt so awful in my life and when I needed support my specialist nurse gave none.