Originally Posted by BHRemovals
skip out patients. ring an ambulance.
Is he dying. Has his head fallen off. Is he gushing blood. What the hell does he need an ambulance for.
The OP has already said this has been going on for weeks. What is the emergency exactly? Why does he get priority over someone else whom a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL deems is more urgent.
Yes he is in severe pain. Yes that is clearly distressing and upsettng for all involved, but perhaps, just perhaps there is simply nothing further they can do right now.
From what I read I would strongly argue that the hospital and doctors do "give a toss". In fact they have taken many steps in this 7 week period. There has been GP attendances and referrals, he has been admitted for previous overnight admission, they have already done some tests and provided medication, He has returned for further examination and had alternative medication provided. Now we have arrangements for more testing which will take place in due course.
All well and good people mouthing off saying "not leaving hospital until they find out what's wrong and treat it" but this is the real world. It doesn't work like that. They dont wave a magic wand and make people better. Diagnosis and treatment can take time.
I am not unsympathetic that he is clearly in pain at home but what on earth would lying in a hospital bed in pain do to improve the situation. This is a hospital bed which some other patient with more pressing need will be denied.
If the OP really wants these tests NOW as they said, they can go privately and get them. Until then, the NHS is as it is, the doctors are doing what their skills and experience tell them to do on the patient, and they are just going to have to make the situation best as possible and await the further proposed diagnostics and treatment.
He has not been denied treatment. He has not been misdiagnosed. He has not been negligently treated. What exactly is the legal action the OP seeks here.
Clearly there is no idea as to the test that needs to be established to prove negligence nor the hurdles to be overcome. Bottom line is, would another doctor faced with the same symptoms do anything different to that which has already been done? Perhaps they need to find out about that.