"Poor administration of drugs[PH]"

About: Burnley General Hospital

(as the patient),

I once stayed at Burnley General on Casterton Ave. I was in for suspected enlarged liver. I was in absoloute agony so was perscribed some painkillers. Before they administered them i told them i had a sensitivity to Diclofenac because i suffer with IBS. They said this was not a problem and they could perscribe me something else. So for three days i took these other painkillers, which were not called Diclofenac, and i ended up having the worst IBS attack i have ever had in my life. I had the runs to the point i had no control over it. I had to change three times and was very embarassed! I brought it to the attention of the nurse, who mentioned it to the matron, who said i was over reacting to period pains, and did nothing.

The next day the pharmacist came on his rounds and asked why i was taking Diclofenac if i have a history of IBS problems. I said that i was told i was not taking Diclofenac, but then he pointed out they also have a different name, Voltarol. So it turned out i had stayed in hospital for broken ribs, which i could have stayed at home for and made ill taking tablets that are no good for me.

That was not my only time with Burnley General. I had to have a small operation there which was just a day job. On coming around from the anesthetic i was asked if i was in any pain, which i was. If you've had an operation you will know that you have to wear a band if you are allergic to anything. Well as you know im allergic to Diclofenac. Guess what i was perscribed to take home with me, Diclofenac!

When i pointed this out with the band i was wearing and asked if i could take something else. The nurse said i could take Codiene, but when checking my paper work it said no Codiene but i could have Diclofenac. So i was sent home with paracetamol to ease my pain from the op.

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