Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hospital stuff again

This is getting old.

My friend who was treated so badly at the hospital ER back when? Remember her? Well, she went to the ER again this week - she got her hand caught between a bucket loader and a log at the wood yard where she works - and the doctor who was such an ass before completely ignored her. Walked past her a dozen times and never made eye contact. When it was her turn to be seen, he went and got a PA to do the exam and write the scrip.

What is so damned difficult about giving medical care with a certain degree of dignity? Why is that such an issue?

Oh, and she still hasn't received an apology for the first incident.

The annual meeting of the hospital just happened. Maybe everyone was busy doing stuff for that. I don't know. What I do know is that my friend is getting fed up with what she sees as bureaucrats and she is getting disgusted with the whole thing.

I can't say I blame her. It's been something like two or three months since the first bad experience with that doctor, she's received no apology and now she gets snubbed and ignored in the ER. That sounds like retaliatory behavior to me. What place does that shit have in the ER? The doctors who saved Ronald Reagan's life were democrats. Get over whatever personal issues you've got if you're going to serve the public. Can't get over them? Then go into research so you won't have the opportunity to be rude to vulnerable people when they come to you for help.

What bullshit.


MRMacrum said...

Ouch! How badly was her hand hurt?

Not that this would or should make her or you feel better, but my encounters with ER's over the last couple of decades have been unpleasant also. I always feel like I am putting them out when I come in bunged up.

Dawn on MDI said...

hand was bruised, hairline fracture, set with bandages and splint. Caught between a log and the bucket of a bucket loader. Ouch.

She's got issues, but there is no reason for doctors to give poor quality care or to be overtly rude to a patient. PARTICULARLY the patient with the ear of the hospital CEO. That is what I call a tactical error.

Robin said...

People can be real _______ (fill in with the profanity of your choice) sometimes.

I hope your friend heals well, physically and emotionally, despite the crap she keeps having thrown on her.

Demeur said...

I don't want to sound rude but ERs are for emergencys. They treat life threatening problems first. I once went when I had a load of concrete fall on my foot. Painful? yes Life threatening? no. If she or you or I were having a heart attack that would be a different story.