"A&E, inaccurate discharge sheet"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital Accident and emergency RH1 5RH
Posted by Urquhart (as ),
My insurers requested a copy of a discharge report from the hospital and it was totally inaccurate.
The report does not make clear that I stayed in hospital overnight before being transferred by ambulance to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for further investigations. In fact my case proved to be a difficult one to diagnose as I stayed another four nights in the London hospital and was finally discharged on Friday night. The East Surrey Hospital’s discharge sheet should state very clearly that I was admitted one day in May and transferred to another hospital on the following day.
The report states wrongly that the incident occurred at home. In fact, I felt unwell at my doctors’ surgery and the doctor called the ambulance.
The report also states wrongly that the discharge method was ‘usual place of residence’. As I stated above, I was not discharged but instead transferred to another hospital (in fact I was not allowed to leave the hospital as all in order to pick up a few personal things from my home across the road precisely because I was not being discharged).
As background, which seems not to have been reflected at all in this report, I originally felt unwell at Gatwick Airport on the previous Friday and was declared ‘unfit to travel’ due to high blood pressure. As advised by the ambulance staff at the airport, I presented myself at my doctors’ surgery on Monday morning just to feel unwell again.