"Not impressed at out patients clinic"
About: Ayrshire Central Hospital Ayrshire Central Hospital Irvine KA12 8SS
Posted by Mask243 (as ),
My appointment at the out patient’s clinic did not go very well. The appointment was a check-up following a hospital admission earlier in the year when I had pneumonia.
Due to spinal injuries I wear a back support, when I was preparing for the examination I went to take off the support, but the doctor insisted I kept it on. I feel like there was no way he could have listened to my chest properly whilst I had the spinal support on.
I felt he had a terrible attitude, he asked whether I smoked, suggesting the pneumonia was related to this even though I have not smoked for many years and was not a heavy smoker back then. When I was admitted with pneumonia I was told that it was ‘community acquired’.
The doctor went on to ask whether I had ever had a pneumonia jab, my wife reminded me that I had had one a few years ago. The doctor said I should speak to my GP about getting another jab this year, there was no mention that he would contact my GP and recommend further pneumonia jabs.
I was not impressed.