"I think they need to treat the patients better"
Posted by unhappy patient 2 (as ),
I attended a cardiology appointment at hospital last year as I always go every year for heart scans 'cause a genetic problem. When I was there the doctor that I was to see was off that day, so another doctor covered for him and did not have a clue about a thing. I had my letter for appointment to attend. Then, the doctor asks, 'why do you get scans?' and tells me, 'sorry, I don't know you. I don't have the notes with me'. I felt it was very unprofessional as the doctor should have known.
Another time, I got admitted to the hospitals CDU unit. As soon as I got in there, I wanted out. I went for a x-ray, next minute the nurse comes round and gives me my bags saying, 'we had to give your bed to someone else'. And also, I can remember shutting the curtains in my cubicle in the ward to get dressed and the nurse came along and ripped open the curtain saying, 'what do you think you're doing' in a very unpleasant manner, there's me standing there half dressed. I think they need to treat the patients better.