"Got sent home with appendicitis"

About: Darent Valley Hospital / Accident and emergency

There is absolutely no way I would go back to this hospital, had been up all night with extremely bad abdominal pain and hadn't been able to keep anything down for 2 days so went to my doctors who gave me a letter and said I needed to go a&e as they suspected I had appendicitis. After waiting in a&e for 5 and a half hours I was told I must not be able to deal with pain very well as it was probably just a water infection so was given antibiotics. 2 days later the pain was getting worse and at this point I hadn't been able to keep anything down for 4 days my doctor again sent me to a&e. Where they finally decided to keep me in hospital although they just send me to a ward within telling me what was happening and that I was getting admitted. They finally realised another 2 days later that I had appendicitis

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Response from Darent Valley Hospital

We were very concerned to read your review. Please can you contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01322 428383 or email dgt-tr.pals@nhs.net urgently so we can investigate further your experience.

Thank you

The Communications Team

Darent Valley Hospital

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