"I am scared for my friend"
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Posted by scaredfriend2014 (as ),
A friend of mine has been experiencing a lot of pain. During their time in hospital they experienced a lack of effort from staff, been given no answers or guidance on the status of their health and being repeatedly admitted and released.
My friend has gone some days having never seen a doctor. They did a basic x-ray, stool and blood samples all revealing nothing. They talked about an MRI scan and cancelled it. They were at a loss. Instead of persevering and trying to figure out what is wrong with my friend, they just continued to administer pain relief and release my friend from hospital.
Nurses saying such things like "oh you're looking better now, maybe you should be going home". And then being re admitted later that night with extreme pain again.
Pain was quoted as a "9 out of 10" with my friend lying in a ball crying; collapsing/fainting and throwing up. An ambulance took him to hospital on one occasion.
Why are the NHS not looking after my friend? This experience has left me distraught and upset, and I fear to ever visit Raigmore about my own health in the future.