I am a Lung Cancer sufferer. My GP sent me to Forth Valley Hospital for further investigation of my coughing up fresh blood continuously.
I arrived at the Medical Assessment Unit in Forth Valley Hospital at precisely 9,00 am as my GP had instructed.
I then had to sit and wait in this Unit's Waiting Room for exactly twelve and a half hours before being allocated a bed in this unit. By this time I was exhausted, ill and extremely hungry as I had sat the whole day in the Waiting Room with no food.
The situation was so bad that I started the process of signing myself out of this hospital as I had to spend a sleepless night with no proper food in this Medical Assessment Unit.What also exasperated the situation was that the Unit has no mobile phone nor wi-fi reception, so it is impossible to keep in contact with loved ones to update them on your situation. I found the staff to be dismissive and to have a "couldn't care less" attitude, and I felt they treated me like a trouble-maker because I had the temerity to complain about my treatment. One nurse even dismissed my protests saying that it was "normal and usual" for patients to endure a twelve-hour wait before being treated. I went on to spend a week in this hospital, and I am only now getting back to some kind of normality after my absolutely horrendous experience in this hospital
"I was exhausted"
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