"Suicide Attempt was not seen by Psych Team"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted by GLASS HALF FULL (as ),
I was rushed to hospital after a Suicide attempt. The Cause was an Overdose of CD Medication. Was dumped in a wheelchair and carted to Resuss where the nurses were arguing with the Doctor about NO BEDS in Resuss. The ward had 2 patients in there. There were plenty of beds. Finally put on a bed Stretcher and hooked up to an ECG Machine. The machine kept sounding an alarm to which no-one was concerned. They would simply walk past and start chatting about their personal lives to another nurse. We got given a bedpan covered in dry blood. I overheard the nurses talking about me in such a way that I didnt have to be in there. The words were the the effect of -why is he even in here theres nothing wrong with him. My Heart rate was averaging 120bpm my blood pressure was averaging 150/98. I was offered food but the nurse intruded and said I'm going to Majors. I have a full copy of all observations.
The main nurse was begging the doctor to discharge me. They paced ahead of me and put me in Majors Lite where I sat with a drip from 1pm until 11am the next day. During that time there were No check ups except a medical doctor at 9pm. 22 hours in the same waiting area (which weren't busy).
I discharged myself after 4 hours at Keats ward (thats 2pm the next day) and proceeded to attempt suicide in the grounds of Medway Hospital. I was unsuccessful.
Made a complaint it took a while to be acknowledged and updated.