"Lack of diagnosis for inflammatory arthritis"
About: Stafford Hospital Stafford Hospital Stafford ST16 3SA
Posted by Samantha Jones (as ),
I was put on a ward for what they thought was kidney stones! I kept on asking them to do further tests as I didnt think this was the case. I was told the C. T scanner was broken! I also asked repeatedly for my regular medication which has to be taken daily for ulcerative colitis.
I waited and waited till my husband bought my own in from home! ! It was clear to me that the hospitals nurses I saw were very overworked and stressed to the max! At night time I regularly got up in pain to attend to an elderly patient beside me who needed to the toilet and was in a lot of distress at times and was very confused. U were lucky to see a nurse at night.
I went in being able to eat but because of all the drugs they insisted I should have my appetite went down quickly. I felt myself getting weaker by the day. I insisted on more tests but felt I was repeatedly fobbed off by the extremely rude doctors! In the end I asked my husband to help me get dressed for home to help me get better! ! !Since then I will not set foot in this hospital! ! ! Thank goodness my doctor referred me somewhere with hospital equipment to finally diagnose Inflammatory arthritis! !
Stafford don't seem to care. Im lucky I had the sense to get myself out!
Patient care? I didn't see any! !