"Rude doctor's after a long wait, bad combination"
About: Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital Brighton BN2 5BE
Posted by Anonymous
I recently took my son to A+E after advised to do so by my GP. He had been having diarrhoea and vomiting for a week and had stopped eating or drinking enough. After being seen fairly quickly by a nurse despite them being clearly stresses and uninterested in what I was saying, I then had to wait for 3 hours before I was able to get a urine sample from my baby (a sign of dehydration one would have thought....). I then proceeded to wait a further hour although it didn't seem busy. Most of the nurses and junior doctors were nice so I wasn't too annoyed. Then came the more senior attending doctor, who proceeded to tell me that the urine sample didn't show protein and so wasn't kidney related, and that my son could 'survive' on his fluid intake and so I shouldn't have bothered coming in. My son then continued to be unwell and have diarrhoea for several weeks and lost almost a kilo in weight, but I did not feel comfortable returning to the hospital. I almost took him a lot further away to a different hospital but he began to improve and is now back to his normal health and weight. Still, if he ever does get ill again and that same doctor is working I may well turn straight back around.