"Frightening experience at Queen Elizabeth Glasgow A&E"
About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow / Accident & Emergency Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Accident & Emergency Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by Joshua123 (as ),
Presented A&E department with continuous vomiting, distended abdomen, abdomen pain indicating bowel obstruction.
Arrived at 3 am, but it was 5.30 am before a doctor came. I was made to wait 2.5 hrs before pain relief was given. Even then IV paracetamol was denied. I was told Queen Elizabeth hospital does not allow IV paracetamol to be prescribed as it is highly dangerous, even though on previous episode it was prescribed.
I was offered oral paracetamol even though I was in excruciating pain and had continuous vomiting. Explained to the nurse that I was not able to keep anything down, so oral paracetamol would be of no effect, was told she only does what the doctor tells her. There was relay of symptoms to the doctor and again was left for hours with no pain relief and waiting for the doctor to attend.
Medical staff took 4 attempts to put in a cannula in, no explanation was given as to what medications were to be given and quantity, so had to keep asking what they were giving me.
Absolutely atrocious, frightening experience. I never want to end up in A&E again.