"Great nursing staff. seriouly understaffed. No..."

About: Basildon University Hospital

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I was admitted via A&E where I had been for 10hrs.

In excruciating pain and serious blood loss and only given CoCodamol. Begged for morphine for 2 & a half hours only to be told each time Dr has been paged. I was screaming in pain. Dr never came until 12.30 am, I was admitted to Elsdon at 19.15!!! Dr was shocked I had been.left in such pain. Called for surgeon I collapsed due to blood loss had 3 units of blood tranfused and an emergency operation even though I had eaten just 3 hrs before. Life or death situation. Cant fault the care I received when I finally got it.

I feel sorry for the nurses who can only do their best. I blame the Managers who run that hospital seriously and dangerously understaffed. Also many nurses were not British and they were very difficult to understand and they too found it hard to understand what they were asked.

Everything was beyond my control. I hope I am never admitted to Basildon Hospital again.

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Response from Basildon University Hospital

We have noticed that a number of comments posted on the NHS Choices some time ago did not receive a posted response from the Trust, for which we offer our sincere apologies.

We would like to assure you that at the time your comments were posted they were shared with the relevant departments.

Feedback from patients and/or their relatives/carers is always welcomed (negative or positive) whether it is showing appreciation for the care and treatment received or expressing concerns or offering suggestions to improve practices at the hospital.

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