"What would be classed as an emergency"
Posted by Meldon (as ),
Hi last week on tuesday I came in for a planned angiogram, which resulted in angioplasty during which procedure it eventually transpired I suffered a heart attack and a stroke. I was released Wednesday afternoon with a headache of migraine proportion then readmitted through A&E by my GP on Thursday still with the headache..eventually a cardiologist managed to identify exactly what had occurred and allowed me home on Friday late afternoon.
I offer the following observations from my stay in Derriford
Outside of the Cath Lab, Rarely did anybody say who they were other than I’m a neurologist or I’m a cardiologist and frequently the nurses caring for me did not know theconsultant's names either. A name badge would help if the staff haven’t the courtesy or can’t be bothered to properly introduce themselves.
In A&E I was called by Lt Kelly who had no respect or caring in him and treated me almost as a slab of meat to be processed. Fortunately once passed into A&E proper my treatment was excellent and certainly was done with caring and compassion If Lt Kelly worked on my staff he would be retrained or moved to another job to ensure that the department was seen to be caring with compassion.
I am more than happy for my comments to be passed to the Medical Officer in charge of MDHU Derriford.