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Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital (North Carolina) Informative - Treatment and sanitary issues

Review by sapper on 2007-03-24
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- On March 12,2007 I was Life flighted to Pitt Co. Memorial Hospital at 5:00 a.m.. I had fallen asleep at the wheel with my vehicle on cruise control@70 mph on Interstate 64 west. The first thing I really remember was my father talking to me. He was asking me why I was laying in blood soaked sheets and why was my head wound not taken care of. I had no idea what he was talking about. I asked him where I was and how long had I been there. He told me that I had been in the hospital for 5 hours Bleeding and laying in my own blood. He left me, but upon his return I was taken care of Immediately. I think it is a shame that someone with a head injury has to have a relative threaten vioilence to get something done in an emergency room. I received 13 stitches and 8 staples to close my head so that does not sound like a minor cut.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-04-30
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-24:
Your father threatened violence?
Posted by tander on 2007-03-24:
How did he know how long you were there? What was there reason for not helping you? I know they take the most critical first.
Posted by Shakra on 2007-03-25:
I guess that'll teach you not to sleep and drive.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-25:
Shakra, extremely sound advice.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-03-26:
I agree sleeping and driving can cause death and all kinds of other stuff!
Posted by dolphin on 2007-04-30:
Posted by dolphin on 2007-04-30:
Get back to reality! This is about how poorly she received treatment. The way the accident happened is not the issue,how can a hospital leave anyone that comes in with life flight or an ambulance,they are usually taken first. I had a horrible experience many years ago with my father-in-law not receving proper care.he would have died if I didn't insist on the doctor taking another look.I am horrified to hear they left you with a head injury,large or small many things go undiagnosed without proper care.

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