"Waiting 27 Hours to see a Doctor on Capel Ward"

About: Ipswich Hospital

Waiting to see a Doctor for 27 hours

I was admitted to Brantham Ward on the Wednesday morning the 5th of August 2015 following an appointment with my GP earlier that morning. Due to the fact I was coughing up blood.

Brantham Ward looked after me me well carrying out a series of blood tests.

Later I was transferred to Capel Ward for further assessment, I did not see a doctor for the next 27 hours, I feel this is third world treatment, it was appalling for any type of assessment .

On the morning of the 6th of August I went for a CT Scan at 9.40 am I was still coughing badly and still bringing up more blood. A doctor did not even look down my throat, or see the blood, no sputum test was taken, I got the result of the ct scan some 8 hours later

I was discharged feeling a lot worse than when I went in the ward the whole experience was very upsetting I felt also I was battling a form a ageism, I consider myself as others do as an intelligent 74 year old

I have sent a letter with far more details to the Chief Executive of the Ipswich Hospital, with names of staff etc., and a lot personal data about myself , of which I feel I can not put on a public site. For some reason I could not rate this experience but I will tell you no stars for the Doctor and their team on Capel Ward

Geoff Knights

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Response from Ipswich Hospital

I am so very sorry to learn of your concerns. Our patient advice and complaints team will be getting in touch with you personally so that we can understand more and address all of the issues you have kindly raised in your comments.

Jan Ingle

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