"Recent admission via a&e"
About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) / Emergency Department Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) Emergency Department Truro TR1 3LJ South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by The Volcanoman (as ),
I recently developed pain in my chest, called for an ambulance,was taken to TreliskeHospital, Truro, Cornwall. Tests etc; all carried out. A second blood test, x-ray etc were OK. I was expecting to go home!
Imagine the shock, anger etc; I felt when I was informed that they were taking me to the AMU! I felt as if I was being kidnapped.
Lets say I was not happy, and said so. I was advised I could discharge myself, a nurse talked to me and advised me I should stay. Eventually I agreed, as I realised leaving meant if problems arose another 999 call would ensue, an ambulance possibly diverted from an emergency elsewhere would have to attend me at ??3am, plus my partner needed me but she needed me in reasonably good health as she has recently had a pacemaker implanted! Stay and be observed, anything untoward happened help was seconds away not about an hour!
My point is IF I had been advised much earlier "They will probably keep you in overnight for obs" I would have had time to get used to that; as it was it came as a bolt out of the blue!
That is my one and only moan. To all at A&E, AMU, at Treliske involved in my care - "Thank you!"