King George Hospital
Review of King George’s - Accident & Emergency,
19th September 2023
I was in king George for 2 nights after coming to A&E I had to wait over 10 hours just to be seen by a doctor as all night there was only one doctor working. I was in a lot of pain to the point it was making me cry I was left waiting for pain medication which I had to keep chasing up to get it. During my time at king George I had a funny turn, being sick, uncontrollable shivering, sweating and my heart rate had gone as high as 153. During this time I could over hear a nurse and a doctor talking about me to which the doctor called me stupid and said why was I wearing a hoodie. I heard the nurse say that I was presenting as having sepsis it took a long time for anyone to even hook me up to a iv to give me any antibiotics. When I was finally hooked up to a IV for antibiotics, twice the IV was taken of my cannula and a nurse was told off by another nurse for doing this as I was presenting as sepsis and needed antibiotics fast. After having an IV, bearing in mind my heart rate at this point was still 143 I was left in a side room for ages with no doctors or nurses coming to see me for at least 20 minutes. During my time here I was also put on the ward majors it was agreed that I would need some more antibiotics this was at 8am by 2pm I still had no antibiotics or fluids via IV. My husband and my self had to complain on 2 occasions. To not only chase up my antibiotics but I had not had my sugars tested the whole time I was at king George considering I am type 2 diabetic, I had not had any of my normal medication I take at home. Finally when a nurse came around with a bag of antibiotics she told me it was amaoxcillin I had already explained I can not have that antibiotic as I am resistant to a few antibiotics that being on of them, she said she would speak to a doctor. She came back after speaking to a doctor to which she told me I can have it as I am not allergic to it, I explained to her I never told her I was allergic I told her I am resistant to it and for her to look at my notes. This again took me complaining again to a doctor to get the right antibiotics.
Evrey thing, there needs to be more than one doctor working at night time, there needs to be doctors/nurses that actually care. It’s disgusting that I was sat worrying about weather I had sepsis and I can hear nurses doctors talking about me saying she’s got sepsis she needs to be moved but yet not communicating this to my face. The doctor also wanted to discharge me when my heat rate was still 143, I could hear a nurse arguing with him telling him he can’t discharge me, how is this doctor caring for people it’s wrong and needs to be looked into. What I witnessed during my time there is shocking.