"A and E sham"

About: Lincoln County Hospital

I had recently had a burst aneurysm in my brain. A few months afterwards I developed double vision so my neuro team (at a better hospital) advised me to go to a and e. I was treated as I was putting things on, the triage nurse was cold and uncaring, offering me painkillers which were dangerous in my condition. I was given a scan and three hours later the doctor blazely stated you haven had a bleed. You never know you might wake up tomorrow and it's resolved. I was told to go, i could hardly see anything, I had no transport and nobody cared one bit. My neurologist immediately admitted me, to his far better hospital, and they found my aneurysm had grown to the point it was pressing on my cranial nerve, affecting my vision. I had surgery ten days later. Disgusting treatment, I complained in May 2014 yet I still have no response.

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