Review of Accident & Emergency,
11th August 2022
The 111 service told me to report to A&E for a sepsis check because my blood pressure was very low and I have a leg infection. 111 booked me in at Queens hospital A&E.
When I arrived at A&E they did not have my 111 booking, and knew nothing of a sepsis check. After some two hours of triage, assessment and a very helpful doctor, who recommended a reduction in my blood pressure medication, I was told I needed a sepsis check. I gave a blood sample, but was waiting for a further two hours. I asked the receptionist how long it would be, because I needed to look after a child. The receptionist said it was ok for me to leave, and if any concerns were raised by the blood test result, then I would be contacted. So I departed.
I contacted my GP and explained that my blood pressure medication needed to be reduced. But the hospital notes stated I'd walked out, and there was no mention of the A&E doctors recommendation that my blood pressure medication should be reduced. My GP agreed, and amended my prescription.
1, processed the 111 booking for me.
2, given me a sepsis check from the outset.
3, recorded the A&E doctors recommendation to reduce my blood pressure medication.
4, stated in the A&E notes that I had departed with permission