"My stay in Hospital"
Posted by velm (as ),
In early Jan 2016, I was on my way to my work at the hospital to commence my 12.5 hour night shift as a nurse in the VHK hospital when I became unwell. I was taken to A&E where I was triaged and placed in the majors bay. This is where I remained until medical staff were able to assess me. By this point I was severely dehydrated and shut down, it took 5 attempts to get a cannula in me for fluids and IV antiemtics.
I was then seen by surgeons who admitted me to Admissions 2 where I spent the night.All staff in this ward were fantastic! I then went for my operation on the Sunday at 4pm and was told I was being admitted to Ward 52 post op.
When I came back from theatre for the first hour I was concious and speaking to my family. 1 hour after returning from theatre I took what was thought to be an anaphalaxis reaction. This meant the emergency buzzer was set off and the Crash Team were called. Thankfully I was ok and managed to come round. However after this I was left for 2 hours and 30 minutes with no monitoring on me or any checks being done. As a staff Nurse I find this absolutely SHOCKING as anything could have happened to me in that 2 hours and nobody would have been any wiser. I understand sometimes wards can be busy but this is no excuse after an emergency call.