"Detox from Alcohol"

About: Rotherham Hospital / Accident and emergency Rotherham Hospital / General medicine

(as the patient),

I was taken to A and E after having a fit from alcohol. The doctor came to see me and said that they would admit me and give me a detox,

A detox usually from five to seven days, and medication was commenced. The next day after being put on a drip via cannula and given a good dose of a drug called Librium the ward doctor who I thought had a very rude and ignorant attitude told me I was going home. I said what with medication, and was told no. I asked well is it safe for me to drink, and was told no you must carry on drinking,

So they have spent all that money on giving me a quarter of a detox to let me back out to drink alcohol again, and possible end up doing further damage to myself due to my addiction.

This is crazy and a total waste of nhs funds

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Response from Kerry Hollingworth, Corporate Affairs Officer, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Refused addiction treatmen, Thank you for contacting us via Patient Opinion with your comments and concerns. We appreciate patient feedback and were most concerned to read your account of your experience and are sorry that you feel that your treatment was unsatisfactory.

I would be very grateful if you would contact our Patient Services Team on telephone 01709 424461 or at complaints@rothgen.nhs.uk to discuss your comments further; we would be happy to investigate them on your behalf.

With best wishes,


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