"I felt like I was being punished...."
About: Scottish Ambulance Service / Emergency Ambulance Scottish Ambulance Service Emergency Ambulance EH12 9EB University Hospital Wishaw / Accident & Emergency University Hospital Wishaw Accident & Emergency ML2 0DP
Posted by doradopd38 (as ),
In September 2019 I was really poorly and couldn't move, I had pains everywhere. I rang for an ambulance and waited, and waited, so much I had to phone them again. When they did come they didn't offer me any pain relief. I was taken to Wishaw Hospital A & E where the situation did not improve. I was left on a trolley for 5 hours. I couldn't access the toilet or get any help. Nurses told me they were busy. I am disabled, I am not a junkie or an alcoholic I am a nice person yet I was left to suffer, treated like an animal and made to feel most unwelcome.
Eventually they gave me some medication and discharged me, the medication was useless - it did nothing. I felt I was being punished because of my age and disability.
Two weeks later I suffered a mini-stroke which affected my speech.
My own consultant is appalled by my treatment.