"Self harm treatment at A&E"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham NG3 6AA Queen's Medical Centre / Accident and emergency Queen's Medical Centre Accident and emergency Nottingham NG7 2UH
Posted by madperson (as ),
Unfortunately I had to go back to A&E in the early hours of this morning after cutting my wrist. The nurse I saw for triage was lovely and she took me to wait to see a doctor.
The department was very busy and I didn't mind sitting on a chair waiting. I waited for 3 hours and was then taken into a cubicle. Every other patient was given a bed to lie on but it seems that when you self harm you are treated differently. A chair was placed in the middle of the cubicle and I sat on it.
I have been in a crisis house all week and have had very little sleep so at 6am I was shattered. I gave in to my tiredness and curled up on the floor using my coat as a pillow. After half an hour a nurse came and switched the light off in the cubicle and left me lying on the floor. Half an hour later a nurse noticed me and asked if I was ok. He got me a bed and helped me to get off the floor. Yet again I cried at this act of kindness. I understand that my wounds are self inflicted and I am stupid. Your treatment makes me feel like the lowest of the low and not worthy of being treated like everyone else. I wish I could curl up and die.
I saw the doctor and a nurse patched he'd me up. They told me that the Crisis Team will visit me later but I know that they won't even ring me. They never do but I don't expect it.