"when a member of staff becomes a patient"
About: Darent Valley Hospital Darent Valley Hospital Dartford DA2 8DA
Posted by Clare
I saw my go who suspected I may have a PE, he tried to call the reg to have me seen but the reg was unable to answer his bleep. I was tod to go straight to A &E with a letter from my gp.
On arrival it was obvious that the unit was very busy. I was seen quickly by a triage nurse, who did baseline obs and told me that I did not look like a person with a PE and that it was my call if I wanted to wait 4hours!!!
Thankfully I waited and was diagnosed with a bilateral PE. There were no beds so I spent the night in the A&E plaster room. The staff however were friendly and supportive under difficult circumstances.