"A&E Tuesday 27 Aug"
About: Royal Berkshire Hospital Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading RG1 5AN
Posted by Anonymous
I was rushed to A&E with severe abdominal pain nausea and severe diarrhoea It was assumed I had gastroenteritis I asked for a commode which on use showed I had internal bleeding the care assistant asked the nurse should I get rid of that the nurse agreed neither saw fit to show or inform a Dr I was given pain killer tablets for nausea and a xray I told the Dr an xray wouldn't show soft tissue problems or where I was bleeding from. The Dr's response was diarrhoea and bleeding are not life threatening or unusual. I was sent home. 2 hours later I was rushed back to A&E with vomiting abdominal pain lower back pain chest pain severe diarrhoea and increasing bleeding. The staff attempted to make me comfortable again to discharge me my sister refused to allow me to be discharged saying if I had to lie in the waiting area so be it. I asked for a commode there was only one in A&E so everytime I used it staff took the whole commode, it was taking longer and longer for them to bring it back. It was soon evident that my condition was deteriorating the blood loss was increasing the pain was unbearable after 2 hours a surgeon arrived I was hooked up to a drip after another hour another surgeon arrived and I was booked on to a ward at 3am on Wednesday 28th August.