"Visit to A&E and subsequent transfer to SAU"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital Accident and emergency RH1 5RH
Posted by hoppingmadwife (as ),
I was taken by ambulance to A&E just after 2. 00pm with acute pain, 5 days after a gall bladder removal. I did not see a consultant until 12.30 am, who made a probable diagnosis of escaped stones during operation. The consultant said an ultrasound scan was needed to confirm this and would find me bed somehow until the morning.
Having been stuck in A&E all that time I requested I be allowed home to wash and change and return the next morning to SAU which was where he wanted me to go. I was told to arrive there at 8.00 am latest and given pain relief and allowed out.
On arrival at SAU nobody knew anything about me. Later in the morning another consultant came and examined me & said I had to remain in hospital. The scan was done and I spent until 7 pm on uncomfortable seating when I was given a bed. 45 mins later same consultant told me to go home and contact the surgeon who did the op.
Next day I was back in agony and had to insist to the ambulance crew that they had to get me to Brighton. Turns out I did have escaped stones which your hospital missed.