"I was very scared but I am grateful to the staff"
About: Victoria Hospital / General Medicine Victoria Hospital General Medicine KY2 5AH
Posted by Kassie (as ),
I went down to the Victoria Hospital, after feeling unwell. The doctor was very good, he said I had symptoms of type 1 diabetes. I felt a lot of pain, restless, knew something wasn't right.
A staff member in admissions was very rude. I called them a few good times, but I found them very unhelpful. I was very scared, vomiting etc. I eventually collapsed on the floor unconscious, then woke up in intensive care. It turned out I had DKA, was in a coma etc. I can write a novel. I couldn't breathe and all I was told was to calm down, I'm having a panic attack. I was very ill but I felt like a nuisance.
When I was in there, I was critical after having undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. I was on a ventilator as well, double pneumonia and 2 strokes. It was touch and go. My family were contacted and they told me the care I had was outstanding. I would like to say how grateful I am to the staff, they are professional, empathetic, lovely human beings .Thank you. A big thank to them all.
Also ward 42 nurse and doctor were brilliant. You always got a laugh. They made you feel good about yourself, wonderful people. Also the physiotherapists that got me walking etc would not give up on me.