About: Homerton University Hospital / General surgery Homerton University Hospital General surgery E9 6SR
Posted by Dee
I went into A&E and was seen 5 hours after arrival time. I was the last one to be seen despite being on the floor with unbearable abdominal pain and constant nausea. I was eventually seen by a trainee doctor and surgeon who admitted me as a inpatient to have further test done. I got to the ward 5:45am and didn't have the ultrasound until 16:00. This is not good enough to wait over 10 hours for an ultrasound, especially when they didn't know they are dealing with. Ultrasound confirmed swollen appendix but wasn't certain. Anyway around 19:00 a surgeon came to see me with surgery consent form. I told them that i didn't want to have the op if they weren't sure if it really was appendicitis. I requested to be treated with antibiotics but was brushed off and none of the questions I asked were answered in a clinical way. They said to me if I don't have surgery I would possibly be infertile. I felt pressed to sign the form with no reassurance from the surgeon. I never saw the surgeon again. This is unbelievable practice to not see your patient after surgery. One of the ward nurse said my discharge summary was done and I was recovering well according to the rapport. How would they know no body came to speak to me after the surgery. This is unethical and unsafe paractise to write such argue summary without speaking to your patient first. Anyway the nurse told me I could leave but I was adamant that I would like to see the surgeon as I wanted to ask them something. the nurse told me my surgeon was Doing ward round in the ward that I was on never did they came to see me and ask if I was ok and to explain how the surgery wheat. After my nurse insisting my surgeon sent in their trainee doctor and you believe the cheek. And by the way I was told I was schceled for emergency surgery but didn't go in theatre after 15:00 by that time I was in hospital over 48 hours. Can you imagine if my appendix ruptured during that time. Anyway the surgeon was appealing and I would Not trust their medical ethics.