Consultant ward rounds

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8am 14th August

A flock of Doctors swoop into the ward and bounce from bed to bed with the senior Doctor asking the more junior doctors for thier opinions and quizzing the patient.

By listening to thier garbling I managed to find out that:

  • I need surgery.
  • Worthing will not be able to operate on me before Thursday and most likely after that depending on what other emergencies arrive.
  • Worthing want me to go to my local Hospital (Royal Berkshire) because it’s more convenient. I cried, I felt like I was merely being shifted off thier lists…to start again on another list…
  • Doing the paper work to let me physically leave the hospital takes 5 hours.

 

Consultant ward rounds
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  1. Scarlet writes:

    Not the nicest way to find out that you need surgery… and did they have to make the paper before letting you leave?
    Sx

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    wendy writes

    Scarlet, I wanted the sick note for my employer and didn’t trust them to write and mail it to me so I was motivated to sit there, in the ward, by the bed, and wait for the paper work – they also fed me an egg salad for waiting…

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  2. James Sutherland writes:

    Just after I was born, the mother in the next bed of the maternity ward was sitting behind the curtains recovering when she overhead one nurse say “has anyone told her it’s inoperable cancer yet?” All through her pregnancy, she’d had bad back pain, but couldn’t have an X-ray until after she gave birth in case it harmed her baby. This wasn’t really a very good way to have the news broken.

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    wendy writes

    James, that’s so sad and probably still goes-on – I discovered that I had a “Smiths Fracture” from listening to staff corridor conversations. Hospital staff have an unusual understanding of what is necessary for patient privacy and confidentiality.

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  3. Indigo Roth writes:

    Bloody typical! They don’t want you there, but they won’t let you leave! Indigo

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    wendy writes

    Indigo, a Hospital in Worthing resembling Hotel California… LOL…

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