"Bad experience in A & E"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital / Accident and emergency North Tyneside General Hospital Accident and emergency NE29 8NH
Posted by zoe13 (as ),
Emergency admission by ambulance for adrenal crisis. The team in the rescus unit within A&E can not be faulted. However, when I was then moved out into the A&E area it feels like I had entered hell.
Some nurses were rude, unhelpful. The noise is unbelievable. A massive desk with so many staff all screaming over the top of each other.
From morning until 7.30pm there were no beds available in the wards. There were trolleys with patients everywhere in this noisy, unbearable department.
I was not once offered anything to drink or eat. I had to ask a porter to please get me some water. I was terrified and felt so ill.
Then to finish things off completely I was left with a Doctor who obviously knew nothing about a patient with adrenal insufficiency who is steroid dependant. Everyone knows that hydrocortisone will clear within 5-6 hours, and this doctor said I could not have anymore because I had an infection.
Transferred out and was given iv hydrocort immediately by a private hospital that knows after crisis you continue with iv steroids until the patient is well enough to take tablets orally again.