I was said bad admin would bring this country down. And I’m right, it is. The moment some idiot said, ” it doesnt matter”.
Well it does bloody matter. Major organizations have a responsibility to get fixed and get themselves in order.
I have heart and lung disease. On friday morning my GP requested i be taken in as emergency to Watford General Hospital.
The ambulance staff were unable to bring my wheelchair or my slippers shoes phone medication and i found myself shivering a side room at the hospital Friday afternooon.
My chest pain is severe and i am findng it difficult to understand their questions.
At 10pm i realise i still havent seen a doctor, i still dont have a name badge on with my allergens on and am feeling unsafe.
I try to leave the A&E dept. I figure I should get out whilst i can before they come and inject me with penicillin or something by mistake.
I dont make it too far. I fall in corridor badly hurting my knee but remain concious throughout. I am returned to side cupboard room off main waiting area.
A nurse visits me and puts name badge on me. He tells me a doctor will see me soon, i should try and be more patient as there are others before me.
Several students then try to take some bloods. I have been vomiting with loose bowels for four weeks. Sharp chest pain esp.under arms. Unable to lift arms when pain is present. Heart beats so loudly in my head i think my hair is about to whirl off.
After some brutal needling, blood was taken and i was handed two cotton buds for MRSA infection. However- no one had assessed me or found out who i was yet.
No rectum or groin swab was taken at this time as i was too weak to hold it myself and kept dropping the swab.
I was then taken to AAU purple ward level 3 i think. The nurse made sure that she came and spoke in very patronising voice when i arrived on the ward.
Nurse told me there was nothing wrong and that i should just go back home.
Saturday morning i waited for consultant to come and see me I felt so poorly. One doc came and said i was fine to stsy in hospital to gather some strength seeming normal then another doctor turns up telling me i had no right to be there. Told the nurses to undo the fluids they had only put on very slowly a few hours previously.
Then mental health team came down to see me on AAU. They stated clearly to nursing staff that Strep A illness along with my other conditions does make me poorly.
However, around lunchtime yesterday the nursing staff put in back in a ambulance and brought me back home.
So i am sat in bed. Daughter came up yesterday when she called WGH to find i had been discharged back home.
My beautiful daughter. Her strong stomach dealt with my flat for the next few hours. There was vomit and poo everywhere.
We are getting there. I am still feeling very poorly. I feel maybe some steroids or antibiotics may help. But, if they never swab or take samples from me, how will i get over this?
Chest pain comes in waves so i have times of movement. Im learning to deal with what has been happening to me within NHS England.
I am generally a very calm, happy person. Today I’m not so. You see whilst I was on AAU one of the other patients and her feller felt it was necessary to tell me to leave too.
She seemed to be making a point of how she had just had twelve weeks “rehab ” and how everyone was so lovely to her as she deserved it.
This woman was vile. Apparently her leg was bad. She sat there judging the really frail around her like some righteous witch. I hope for her leg to drop off.