"My abysmal treatment"
About: Barnsley Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Barnsley Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics S75 2EP
Posted by Peter dissatisfied (as ),
I had a car accident in October 08 and was off work for a few weeks. In December 08 I went numb from the chest down and had an immense pain in my neck. I couldn't walk and had to be wheeled into the hospital. The doctors in A&E were fantastic and diagnosed what was wrong in 5 minutes. I was sent to the orthopaedic ward; I couldn't urinate, open my bowels, feel my body from the chest down or use my hands, but I was left in bed for 4 days. I was then discharged, still without opening my bowels and still no feeling in my body, legs or arms.
I feel like I have been messed about with scans not ordered, sent to the wrong departments, notes misplaced and lost until in the end, after 18 months I have been discharged from the experts at the Hallamshire because they have told me that they do not know what is wrong with me. I think I should have been sent for further tests. I have asked for a second opinion and have been refused. The whole episode has left me unable to work and penniless. I feel like my body and life have been destroyed.