"A & E treatment in response to seizures"

About: Grantham & District Hospital / Accident and emergency

(as the patient),

Presented to A&E with multiple small seizures, headache, tunnel vision, limb paralysis and palpitations, heavy breathing, followed by excessive temperature rise and excessive sweating. 15 episodes in one hour lasting 30 seconds to a minute. Three episodes in front of A&E staff. After bloods, ecg and ct, admitted to EAU at 2AM. Nursing staff were exemplary, but doctor came round at 9AM, no exam, BP of 198, heart rate of 105. Told to discharge. Discharged at 2PM after nursing staff monitored BP and heartrate, which ranged between 196 and 200BP, and 90 to 105 heartrate. Told to just go see GP. My normal heart rate is between 50 and 60, I am fit and active, good health and a member of the armed forces.

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Response from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear ME8285

I am very sorry to hear about your experience on our EAU ward. I unfortunately cannot investigate it any further as I do not know your name, the date or time of your arrival as that could have help me investigate your complaint.

I agree that your complaint raises concerns about a number of aspects of your care. If you would like to contact Sharon Kidd, Patient Experience Manager either by email sharon.kiddulh@nhs.uk or 01476 464560, we will be able to take some more details and investigate the matter and then speak to you directly, and put things right.

Thank you for your comments regarding the nurses who looked after you and I will ensure that the concerns you identified are investigated as a matter of urgency.


Dr S Boardman

Consultant, EAU Grantham Hospital

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