"Not listened to at all"
About: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital / General surgery Royal Shrewsbury Hospital General surgery SY3 8XQ
Posted by Anonymous
I attended the ambulatory care unit 22/9/16 with a recurrent abscess.
Having suffered with these for many years, I explained that they don't respond to antibiotics and need draining.
The registrar I saw was totally unapproachable, refusing to listen to my thoughts and doubts. They prescribed antibiotics and said I would have a follow up appointment in 2 weeks.
However the letter I was given stated 4 weeks. In the last week the abscess has burst and reformed twice; during that time I have suffered with nausea and high temperatures.
Having seen my GPS today, they felt, because of the wording of the discharge letter, that they were unable to refer me again. So the current situation is the abscess is reforming and I have all the symptoms of a systemic infection; this coupled with severe pain. So would I recommend the unit? Not if you see the same registrar as I did