"dissappointing and potentially harmful"
About: Grantham & District Hospital Grantham & District Hospital Grantham NG31 8DG
Posted by Anonymous
What could be improved
I was extremely disappointed with the treatment I received when taking my daughter to the paediatric department of Grantham Hospital. We had been refered to the department from A&E the night before following a suspect ECG for my daughter. I had to repeat the details of what had happened to my daughter including why we were there three times because no one chose to read the notes that had been sent with us. I felt that the lead nurse and consultant didn't want to listen to what my concerns were for my daughter, and passed me off as a parnaoid parent. They sent my daughter home with a suspected diagnosis of raynodes (as she had coold hands and feet) and dismissed her ECG as insignificant. I felt completely un listened to. I was still concerned about the suspected Long QT identified by the A&E consultant and so got a referral to a private heart consultant via my GP, who has since confirmed that there is evidence of borderline Long QT in the ECG taken and has sugested further tests to rule it out completely.