"undiagnosed abdo pain and discharged in pain"

About: Stepping Hill Hospital / General medicine

(as the patient),

Went to doc in the morning of one day in late February. left with morphine still in agony went to a&e. Drugged up chest xrays and ecg put on a ward and fed tramadol and paracetamol all night. Not slept doc comes at 8am asks me to walk but couldn't straight as was so drugged he discharged with sciatica and told to take paracetamol! ! Went home as drugs wore off pain increased went back a&e early hours of the morning the following day to be told by triage I would probably be scanned and put back on a ward over 2 hours later and same results in urine sample and blood tests I was told by on duty doc she had spoken to doc that saw me yesterday and he did not want me admitting. She gave me 1 tramadol and told me to go home....

I left very unhappy and in pain so much so that my brother picked me up and took me to leighton, yes I had to wait 5 hours in pain but at least the doc scanned me and treated me within an hour for an ovarian cyst!

Shame on you stepping hill and now I'm worried about going to gyne appointments and doc at my surgery won't see me, I feel like everyone failed me in hazel grove and now I will be changing docs!

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Response from Cath Marsland, Head of Risk and Patient and Customer Services, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

I am very sorry to hear how dissapointed you were with the service at Stepping Hill Hospital and would welcome the opportunity to investigate further. If you would also like this investigating then please can you write to the Patient and Customer Services Department at the Hospital or alternatively email PCS@stockport.nhs.uk.

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