"My treatment on discharge"
About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
Posted by Katherine South
Whilst I was being held at the hospital I had no qualms about my treatment. My issue is with how I was treated when they needed my bed and therefore discharged me. The last night of my stay I was moved at 11pm at night onto a room that can only be described as a waiting room with a few beds chucked in it. On the morning no doctor came to see me and I was moved at around noon into the discharge lounge following the a phone between the nurse that was looking after me and the doctor. I said that I wanted it put on my notes that I wasn't happy about being discharged having not seen a doctor and then one suddenly appeared and basically fobbed me off in around 10 seconds. I had no time to ask questions and felt that I couldn't. I really feel that if it weren't for the hospital wanting the bed I would have been kept in and had further investigations but now I have to wait for an outpatient appointment to come through whilst worrying at home. I was moved to the discharge lounge at noon having had no lunch and had to wait around four hours for my medicines to come up from pharmacy before I could leave, by which time my pain relief from 6am had completely worn off. I really feel that I was dismissed without a full discussion as to what they thought was wrong with me or what the plan going forward was and to be honest since being moved late at night I really felt like I was in the way and shouldn't be there. I must stress hat the nurses were great and we're chasing doctors for me and really looked after me during my stay and my dissatisfaction is with the hospital as a whole and the doctors especially on my discharge from hospital