"Disappointing treatment at A&E Dept"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Bournemouth BH7 7DW
Posted by Joshua Gates
I visited the A&E department late in the evening on Fri 22nd July, I was booked in very quick & efficiently and then waited a short time for a triage nurse to assess me. I had been advised to attend the department by my gp as I had been experiencing (and still am) severe stomach pains/cramps, triage nurse took me straight through to a bed and a nurse attended very promptly & hooked me up to a monitor & inserted a cannula in my hand & took some blood, I was then given some pain relief & was informed I could be waiting a while for the doctor which was understandable. The doctor came round and didn't really feel my stomach just said they would wait for blood results to come back, after a while they came back and said my bloods had come back all fine and basically there was nothing wrong with me so I could go home, no explanation into what my pain could possibly be which left me rather upset & disappointed as I was none the wiser on what could be causing this pain. I cannot fault the care by the nursing staff but the doctor that treated me was very unsympathetic & I made me feel that I had completely wasted their time.