"Experience in Ward 107"
About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Respiratory Medicine (Breathing and Lung Problems) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Respiratory Medicine (Breathing and Lung Problems) AB25 2ZN
Posted by Loz85 (as ),
I was rushed into hospital recently as I was found unresponsive by my carers. I was in ward 107 and when I came round the next day I knew I shouldn't of been in that ward as its respiratory.
I was made to feel this by certain members of the nursing team (1 in particular) and also the consultant I was under. When I came round I was left with a really bad headache and I couldn't see properly through my left eye as I had a dark shadow and tenderness with light. I was reviewed by a doctor ( I am under neuro at the moment as I have a neurological condition) who said he wanted further tests done but would speak with neuro consultant and see me the next day as I was still very drowsy. Yesterday I still had this eye issue and headache, the doctor from the ward was very rude and grabbed my arm yanked the bp cuff off my arm, the sats prob off my finger and told me to sit up. I said twice that I required help with this ( I receive care 2x carers 4x a day) The doctor then shouted again will you sit up and I repeated again I can't do this on my own I will require help. If the doctor has looked at my notes they would of known this. I had my hand over my left eye as every time I tried to open it I was sensitive to light which was causing more pain in my head.
The doctor again grabbed my arm moved my hand away from my head and told me to open my eye, I was struggling. The doctor then went my CT scan was normal and I should go as I am taken up beds on "their" ward that I shouldn't be on anyway. Then I continued to hear the doctor say why was I even there in the first place, that I wasn't co operating so I should be sent home.
I told this dr so many times why I couldn't sit up. The doctor failed to listen to and also why I couldn't open my eye. Maybe if it wasn't so bright in the room it wouldn't of been so bad but all the lights were on even though it was very bright outside, the staff knew I had a sore head and had a sensitivity to light so surely they could of been turned off.
If neuro wanted to review me yesterday what gives the doctor on 107 the right to say you can just go, when neuro wanted further tests done to find out why I was unconscious etc. The doctor went cancel those tests as I didn't need them. When the doctor moved on to " their" patients what a different person. The doctor was very nice to them etc exactly how a DR should be.
When the nurse came round with the drugs I had all my tablets in a NHS dosset box made by pharmacy and I said all my tablets were in there as she asked if I am taken certain ones and I said everything in my box I take, I won't be giving you out the dosset box as I am not allowed and I am not arguing with you over it either the nurse said very abruptly. No one was arguing I wasn't feeling well enough to argue I just said all my medications are in my box. the nurse the night before did, 110 and 209 did on previous admissions. No one else had an issue.
I was then not given certain tablets as they didn't have them in stock. When I said my fentynal patch was due to be changed yesterday she said we have Friday down so I said its today as its 72 hours and it was done on Sunday. She then said I'll need to get that changed and took my notes away. I then asked two hours later what was happening to be told haven't you asked the Drs to change it, I hadn't seen the Drs since earlier that morning, she was constantly with the doctor so she could of asked.
Then again 1pm came I asked again and was told your going home so you can do it when you get home, I explained again that I get district nurses in and they do it as I haven't got dexterity or grip in my hands to do it. I found out after me calling the DNs when I got home I didn't have a patch on so they had taken it off and left me "cold Turkey" no wonder I was starting to get agitated you wouldn't let a drug addict be left like that so why I patients who require a certain drugs be left. The DN said this should never of been done. I asked for oxynorm to be told you don't have your own supply so no. Since when are patients declined medication that they are prescribed due to not having it in hospital with them. My carers only gave the paramedics my dosset box that's not my fault. So I asked 4 further times as I was in agony especially more so with no pain relief patch. This was not a pleasant experience and it was out of my hands. I am having to call my GP tomorrow as my headache or eye issue hasn't got better and when I had a planned DOM optician appt I told her and she looked concerned and told me to see how I was tomorrow. She couldn't test my eyes today due to my eye so being sore.
My carers also noted I am very sleepy since being home. It makes me embarrassed to say I was a staff nurse before I became ill if this is how certain nurses now a days act. This one nurses attitude wasn't just directed at me she was rude to her colleagues as well and made cheeky remarks in front of patients. One Auxillary was very very nice helped me with my lunch and tablets and had a nice chat with me.