While an inpatient, everyone was so busy, when I asked for something,their response was, "I'll do it right after I finish this". The request never happened. For example, in ER, the RN put cuff on arm & left it. It kept buzzing, and I kept ringing for my nurse. She finally came, yelling DON'T BUZZ ME! while she threw my controls on the floor.
While admitted the same confusion, no answers, no help. On the 3rd day, feeling a little better and stinky, still in my street clothes, I asked for a night gown and toothbrush!Asked my nurse for 10 hrs. to use the restroom. Same answer. Finally, I said: "What's more important, your charting or your patient?" Upon discharge, asked my Dr. why they did not do a CT scan. (I had been in and out of consciousness). He said, "Oh, it's to expensive". So my doctor ordered one, and the radiologist compared the results to the CT scan I had in the hospital! The whole three days were like that. It was awful. I did report it, they said an investigation would be done. I surely hope for the sake of patients, they get more staff and improvements! When it comes to my mammogram, theres excellent service and care-for ten years now.