About: Darent Valley Hospital Darent Valley Hospital Dartford DA2 8DA
I took my teenage daughter to a&e with severe abdominal pains she was offered pain killers by a doctor. My daughter said yes, the doctor then ignored her and carried on looking up houses on the computer. We asked if the painkillers were coming, the doctor then called someone else who brought them in. We were told she had a water infection and given antibiotics. Our next visit was when our GP called an ambulance to take her to A&E, still nobody was very interested l asked if a scan was possible as she has a history of ovarian cysts, the answer was no. A doctor was called from the gynecology department who gave her more antibiotics and we don't know if they will work as the doctor didn't know what it was. After 3 months she got an appointment in the gynecology department who straight away said she needed a laposscopy to look for endometriosis. Unfortunately we have had to visit the A&E department again with abnormal vaginal bleeding doctors can't explain this either giving out pills for heavy periods this is not what it was. I feel it is a complete waste of time going to A&E doctors are unable and can't be bothered to find out what the problem is. My daughter was unwell for so long she lost her job loads of weight which made her border line anorexic.