"Sent home with a knockout drug to mask the real..."

About: Lister Hospital

What I liked

To be able to leave .

What could be improved

Experienced docters on duty? & not just out of training? ..A bit more awareness to patients pain,& not jumping to conclusions if patient is not able to pin point exact pain location due to the severity of pain..

Anything else?

Normally very fit. (42.Non smoker), I self admitted myself at 2.10am on 11/12/12 with unbearable pain to lower/middle back & also crushing pain in front right of chest,making breathing very hardhence taking myself to a&e gasping for breath) x ray/bloodtests (was told my symptoms pointed to a virus) I was given a drip(antibotics) two pain killers & left untill 8.00am where I was told I had twisted a muscle in my back & maybe could not remember doing it?. I explained many years before I had broken some ribs,& the pain I was experiencing now was ten times worse than that so could not see how it could be a muscle strain.? I got the Im a doctor look &,told to go home & pop a painkiller they gave up into my rectum & I would be ok.This I did .The painkiller knocked me out.Awoke with pain more severe,thankfully my own doctor was able to see me in time & start treatingme for severe "pleurisy" which I hope has now been caught/diagnosed in time with no long term damage.. The reason for leaving this blog/comment is I have not been able to contact anyone from the trust to explain why it was not detected /treated or I was sent home still in severe pain with breathing problems...If someone from the trust is reading this please feel free to get in touch with me. As far as I am concerned if I have no long term damage,then that will be the end of.If not ,I really do love my lungs,take real good care of them,& someone will be held responsible if damage has occured due to lack of care.Ie go home,pop this in your bottom you have twisted a back muscle..It is reasonable to conclude that this site is monitored by the trust ,so you can except this as a formal complaint in black & white if I have any further problems with my lungs due to the care I recieved..

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Response from Lister Hospital

We are sorry that you are obviously very unhappy with the care that you received. Our doctors and nurses do work extremely hard to give the best patient care they can, and we will share your comments with them. To enable us to investigate further, we would need some more details from you, so perhaps you would email us at generalenquiries.enh-tr@nhs.net and we can take the matter forward for you . This is also the best address to use if you would like to lodge a formal complaint. In the meantime, we would like to wish you a speedy recovery.

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