Hi everyone I definitely think the nhs has gone mad, I was admitted to hospital on Saturday night suffering from dehydration and severe pain, I was seen in a&e where they had trouble trying to get a drip set up as my veins are rubbish. They eventually managed and put me some saline up and gave me some iv morphine, that was at 11pm around 12-15 I was put on the surgical trauma ward, a nurse came in and took my details then left me and my husband, we were in the room for over an hour before anyone came to see us, then only to take more details ( of which I had already given), The morphine they had given in a&e had worn off by this time.
My husband had to leave at 1-30 and on his way out asked if I could have some pain relief, they told him they would get me something straight away, but another hour and a half passed before they came bk without anything. They said the doctor would see me soon as they were on the ward, another hr passed before the doc came in to see me, he sort of examined me and couldn't see what the problem was, even though he could see I was in a lot of pain.
I asked if I could have some pain relief he giggled and said " I will have to ask the computer if you can have anything, if it says no then you cant have anything" I thought he was joking but he said that they have now started asking computers when you can have pain relief, im sure this will cause all sorts of problems for patients everywhere.
I have my pain relief of morphine and mst at home and can take my oramorph every 2 hrs if I need it, so when I was in hospital it was nearly 7 hrs before I got anything I think this is really a strange way to treat patients , does anyone agree with.