"Nurse told me not to return if ill as not local..."
About: Scunthorpe General Hospital Scunthorpe General Hospital Scunthorpe DN15 7BH
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I was taken to A&E whilst I was 6 months pregnant with acute pain under my right breast, I was in the most pain I've ever been in (and I've been in a car crash and had 1 previous baby), other than gas and air, which made me sick, I wasn't allowed any pain killers until I was properly examined which would have been fair enough except I wasn't prorerly examined for 5 hours, I was left in a hallway standing in A&E for 1 and half hours, sat on a bed alone in a cubicle for 1 hour, sent to maternity where I was left alone in a room for 2 hours, then examined by a nurse who left and never returned, about half an hour/hour later I was examined by a doctor, then had to wait about another half hour before I could be given morphine. The next day I was scanned and it turned out I had a mess of gallstones, I was taken back to my room (the only possitive, I had a room to myself!) and waited about 6-7hours for the doctor to come talk to me about the gallstones, whilst I was waiting the head nurse very snippily told me that as I didn't live locally (I was visiting family in the area) if I should have problems again I should drive all the way to my local hospital and be seen there as I was now a 'complicated pregnancy' and they didn't want me to return to Scunthorpe! I later told this to my doctor when they arrived and they said to go the the nearest hospital asap if I should become unwell as it could be serious as it might damage my liver/other organs if I got an infection. By the time the doctor had seen me it was about 9-10pm, I was then told I'd be discharged as soon as my antibiotics came from the pharmacy, luckily my husband was able to pick me up before midnight.