"Appalling care for my daughter"
About: Nottingham University NHS Trust - Queen's Medical Centre Campus / Accident and emergency Nottingham University NHS Trust - Queen's Medical Centre Campus Accident and emergency Nottingham NG7 2UH
Posted by Shocked sad mother of very ill daughter (as ),
My daughter attended A&E as she was having an asthma attack. She arrived at 4.15 and wasn’t seen for 1.5 hours. She was taking ventolin inhaler every 15 mins. Eventually had a chest x-ray, SATS and blood taken. Finally after being there 6 hours she was seen by a nurse at 10pm, because her SATS were fine and the chest x-ray was clear the nurse decided, in bad wisdom, that it wasn’t an asthma attack and she had a viral illness in her throat. She was advised to go home and drink water.
Asthma can be life threatening and as a mum 70 miles away when my daughter is at uni I expected far better care. She didn’t see a Dr the whole time. Because of the lack of care she came home to see our GP who said she should have had a nebuliser and steroids. Thankfully we have a good GP who treated her well.
The staff need educating about the symptoms, dangers and treatment of Asthma before someone dies needlessly.