"Recent stay in Dr Grays - Elgin."
About: Dr Gray's Hospital / General Medicine Dr Gray's Hospital General Medicine IV30 1SN
Posted by Bitsy (as ),
I was admitted for a 72hr fast recently. I had already been fasting for 12hrs by the time I arrived. Was shown to my ward and bed and told to unpack and wait to see my Dr. Within minutes I was told that a mistake had been made and the bed was needed for someone else so I had to move but unfortunately no bed was available for me.
I spent the best part of the day in the discharge lounge without having seen a Dr, waiting for a bed to become available. I got a temporary bed on the 23hr ward where staff were helpful and kind but at no point did my Dr discuss matters with me and I only spoke to them in passing in the corridor.
I wasn't asked any admission questions until that evening and was never issued with an admission tag (I thought this was standard procedure for in-patients). I fasted for 28hrs until I became sick, had tests taken but was told in the morning they would be costly and possibly a waste of time to send off so it seems to me that the whole exercise was a complete waste of time.
This is just one example of the poor treatment I have received at this hospital over the past few years.