About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
I was admitted to the RVI after being brought in by air ambulance after a bicycle accident. I was in a&e where I had CT scans & X rays. I had been given ketamine so I wasn't fully aware of what was going on and nobody made anything clear to me about what was happening to me. I was eventually transferred to the trauma ward. Between this time I was left on a corridor, in desperate need of some water and needing to use the bathroom. I was ignored, treated with no dignity and the nurses did not seem to understand or care about the extent of my injuries! After finally going to the trauma ward, there was only one nurse on duty. I was eventually assisted to the bathroom by my friends & lucky they were there. I was quiet sick and still the nurses were not interested. My pain was unbearable but I wasn't given strong painkillers as the nurse didn't seem to know what my injuries were. I felt like no one was interested in caring for me or keeping me informed as to what was going on. When I was eventually discharged there was no follow up treatment. I have been to my GP and better cared for here than the time I spent in RVI. Shocking shocking experience in a really very frightening experience for me.