"Severe abdominal pain and total lack of concern"
About: The Royal Victoria Infirmary The Royal Victoria Infirmary Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4LP
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My student daughter was taken by ambulance to A&E after experiencing severe abdominal pain and vomiting for 12 hours. Attempts were made to take blood but due to dehydration this was not possible. She was not hydrated and left sitting waiiting to see a Dr who eventually discharged her with Gaviscon.,.She was also told ultra sounds were only for emergencies! She received no care was given no explanations and discharged with a letter to seek gastro investiga.tions Following another episode this week she was admitted to our local hospital Stepping Hill where the care was first class. Hydration,bloods taken anti sickness drug and pain relief then an ultrasound which was inconclusive..However she had a laparoscopy the following day and an infected appendiix was removed.