"Admitted via A & E"
About: The Tunbridge Wells Hospital The Tunbridge Wells Hospital Tunbridge Wells TN2 4QJ
Posted by Anonymous
I was admitted to A & E due to seeing the out of hours GP at Cottage Hospital on Friday evening.
Was very happy with all staff in A & E.
Slight minor issue the doctor on duty referred to me as male when I am female when talking to me although they had managed to write the correct details down.
Finally taken to a ward at 1.30am.
Seen by the Consultant on their rounds Saturday morning and Sunday morning who was superb.
Really felt that I was getting the best possible care to get me back up on my feet.
Also had a CT scan on Saturday late afternoon which confirmed my diagnosis.
I do however feel that the shorter time you spend in hospital the better.
The nurses at night are somewhat strange to say the least bringing your pills to you and referring to them as "sweeties", trying to give me ibuprofen when I should l not have been given it just lucky I asked what it was. Also still trying to give me IV antibiotics when I had finished the course and then telling me the consultant should have put it on my notes and me advising the nurse that I had finished the course.
All in all very glad to leave after a week as the most sleep I managed to get every night was around 4 hours due to noise at the nurses station, and you hear every patient buzzer every time it goes off and the glare of lights from the corridors.