"reluctant to visit the a &e department again"

About: Salford Royal

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I made a call to the out of hrs GP on Sunday evening 03/02/2013 complaining of vomiting a couple of times. I was weak and dizzy and I was 25+4 weeks pregnant at that time. I was told to come to the a&e. I took a taxi down. There I was examined, investigations were done, and the doctor came back to give me IV cyclizine. I told them that I was weak and had lost so much fluid. I couldn't hold anything down. They replied that my results will show if I am dehydrated. Few minutes after they left, I started vomiting again. A nurse on the corridor came to assist me. I heard her tell a fellow nurse that I had vomited so much and asked if I had been seen. The doctor later came back,said my blood tests were fine and discharged me on some medications. I suggested to them that I needed IV fluids but they said not everyone vomiting needs it. On my way to the waiting area to use the taxi freephone,everywhere suddenly was going black, I struggled to a door on d corridor and saw some policemen but b4 I could talk to them,I passed out. They helped me back on a wheel chair and I was transfered to st Marys where I was given IV fluids and I was okay the next day. I was lucky my baby was not affected but what if I couldn't make it to that door or if no body was there? I lost a pregnancy last year Feb at 34 weeks and I am sad I was exposed to such risk at this hospital. I wouldn't suggest the a&e of salford royal hospital to anyone.

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Response from Salford Royal

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experiences. It is regrettable that you are unhappy with your experience and we would very much welcome the chance to investigate your concerns further. In order that we may do this, please contact our PALS team (PALS@srft.nhs.uk) who will be able to advise further.

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