"Breathing difficulties"

About: Leicester Royal Infirmary

I went into A&E after suffering weeks of breathing difficulties after a long and uncimfortable wait in the UCC. I was first told by the Doctor in the UCC that I was faking my breathing problems and was breathing like that voluntarily. After a huge long argument I was admitted to A&E where I had to do EXACTLY the same tests in the UCC I see there was a huge lack of communication however I understood they may be busy. After another long wait I was told to go sit at tge side of the bays after around half an hour a doctor came over to discuss my x-ray. The x-ray I had not been told to go for, after making my way to the x-ray room I went in and the radiographer told me to take all metal off and stand for my x-ray. The radiographer not asking once if I was pregnant, which I was however unaware that I was I let the radiographer proceed. Not untill later I found out this was a question they should have asked at high importance and if asked maybe I would have stopped to think.

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Response from Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dear reviewer, I'm very sorry about the lack of communication and long waits you experienced in our Emergency Department. I would like the opportunity to follow these issues up for you, especially surrounding the x-ray, so request you please email me at Ben.Teasdale@uhl-tr.nhs.uk, or call my PA Carolin on 0116 258 6345 with further details. Kind regards Ben Teasdale Head of Emergency Medicine Leicester's Hospitals

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