About: Kent & Canterbury Hospital Kent & Canterbury Hospital Canterbury CT1 3NG South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Lewes BN7 2XW
Posted by Morgan02 (as ),
Have a lot of multiple health problems and it takes a lot for me to get to stage of calling ambulance service as I feel I don't want to waste their time.
Anyway, my partner called ambulance service at 6 in the morning as my stomach was distended due to my failing liver. I also suffer severe anxiety and depression. When the paramedic came they asked if I was sure I was not just making things up as I went along, so by this time I was crying while having ECG. I kept thinking how can I get away from this situation? It was then while their colleague was taking leads of they asked if I had called them just to get quick check up, I got up and ran into my bedroom.
My partner heard this and was disgusted, and said to them that I had treatment recently to have high grade cervical cancer cells removed, a fibrosed liver, dvt, reduced air entry to lung. The paramedic apologised that they had made me feel this way, explaining that they themselves had had no sleep and a bad night.
The nice one looked sorry and tried to console me but my partner said no I won't come out now so we called and asked for name badge number as they took their paper work with they, they clearly knew how they had upset me.
I'm traumatized. I do not want to now attend my liver consultant appointment - it keeps playing on my mind as they were making like I was a hypochondriac, and now my anxiety has made me want to end this all. These were from SECAmb south east paramedics my partner was upset for me