"my hospital stay : things can only get better"
About: Rotherham Hospital Rotherham Hospital Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by hedda gabler
before dec. 2012 i spent 6 months in this hospital. The stay was fine, the staff and doctors treating me very well and saving my life on several occasions, January 17th 2013 I needed to return. what a difference, today I was to be discharged, but when the ambulance came for me I had just vomited so they sent it away, I spent the next several hours pleading for another to come and take me back to my nursing home to no avail. the reason: the staff insist that the first one was sent away as I had asked to stay, and I believe this is a case of lets cover our backs with a collective fairy tale some (not all) are surly and rude. I ask for pain relief , a controlled drug hence brought to me by, 2 nurses. on receipt I thank them both. silence. I take the med and thank them again. silence. I remind them I am a human being, too disabled to follow them, as they tell me to be quiet and walk away. one dispenses my bedtime meds: in syrup form are baclofen, diazepam, epilen and senna. in tablet form : anti emetic, pregabalin, ropinerol, hyacene, prochlorperazine, and a sleeping tablet.as she gives me each syrup in a syringe I thank her . silence. I take the tablets myself as she had now walked away. maybe I should save them up ? it is now 3am. I am too upset to sleep. I hope come daylight they book transport asap in order that I may return to my nursing home feeling more unwell than when I came in. no wonder this hospital was given 3months to turn itself around or face closure. the clock is ticking.