"Friday 26th June"
About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
Posted by Kenneth Connor
I had a sort of blackout and a paramedic was called. The service from them was second to none also the ambulance personnel were the same. A&E department was also excellent. I was told to stay under observation overnight. I was told that after some sort of test my heart rhythm was not right and more tests needed to be carried out. My wife and daughter visited in the afternoon and I told them nothing had been done. They eventually had a conversation with a nurse as they were leaving. The nurse told them a test was to be done during the afternoon and then a heart monitor put in place for 24 hrs and I could go home and return to outpatients next day. They asked to relay the message to me. When my wife returned in the evening I told her I had received no such message and it was as well because No test or heart monitor was performed. Sunday once again just sitting about and a doctor came to me and said I could go home with medication in the form of injections , because now they thought I may have a clot on my lung. Again my family arrived and I told them I could go home but was waiting for the injections. My wife stayed and the medication came at 5 p.m. 4 hours after I was told a prescription was being prepared. I duly came home then had a phone next morning(Monday ) to come into the hospital for a scan and injection. I told them the injection was not a problem as my daughter is a specialist nurse. They said I was better to come back as an in patient because I would get my scan quicker than if I was sent for this could take up to 6 weeks. So my wife drove me to the hospital ( I was told not to drive,not to dance or walk up hills ) so I went into the hospital because the restrictions placed on me would certainly lead for a dull existence. My wife left me and I went in to the waiting area to be seen by a doctor The doctor told me they were not going to do the scan , instructions from another department, and just to go home and act as normal. I did not receive discharge papers and with such conflicting information I am at a loss as to what happens next. We constantly hear of bed blocking waste of medication etc. and I think I may have added to this through no fault of my own.