"Incorrect information about blood tests"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency Tameside General Hospital Accident and emergency Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public. We have their details and will forward any comments to them. They said…
I was taken to Tameside Hospital by ambulance at 7. 30pm. I was suffering from chest pain. The ambulance gave me medication under the tongue, then I had blood taken by a doctor at 9pm. I was told that the results of the blood test would be back in half an hour and then I would have to have another one. The doctor was sitting opposite my cubicle so at 9. 45 I asked if the blood tests were back, but was told no. At 10. 15 I asked a nurse – she said blood tests don’t come back for at least 2 hours and that it would be 12 hours before the next blood test.
I wasn’t given any indication that I would have to stay overnight and couldn’t do this. In the end I discharged myself. Why did the doctor not give me correct information? I ended up going back next day for the blood tests.