Went in for a second opinion on a pneumonia diagnoses from another hospital. I've NEVER felt so dismissed and disrespected in my life. I voiced concern about continued fever that I was unable to control... more with home meds.
I walked in with a fever of 101.7 and left with 102.8. I viewed the result with my girlfriend and then was told by the nurse it was 102.3.
Forcing unneeded nausea medications on me after I voiced many times I vomited by cough NOT nausea.
Not once was an Xray taken. Not once was a lab drawn. My "second opinion" came from a doctor who couldn't find his stethoscope for a patient with respiratory issues and was UNABLE to operate the blood pressure/Oxygen monitor machine.
When I arrived home and checked my fever it was 103.6.
I WILL NEVER EVER GO TO OR RECOMMEND THIS FACILITY TO ANYONE AGAIN.
Im sad to say I had a bad experience at this hospital. I arrived in Portsmouth's bus station at midnight. I was moving there because I have PTSD and trying to go to a place far away to get away from... more things and people. that triggered memeries. I have been through New Hampshire before in 2002 and fell in love with the state. Years trying and I decided Im going to take a chance so I can feel safer and get better care. As 8 a.m. came I began calling places for help. Im in a wheelchair and trying to not have a panic attack. I looked at my legs because they were hurting so much. Both my feet were swollen and my knees began to hurt really bad as I am in advance stages of rheumatoid arthritis. My knees look weird and I panicked. I went outside and called 911 because I didn't want
to bring attention to myself. I told the dispatcher please no sirens because they effect my ptsd. After arriving to the hospital they put me in a room. I explain why I came to New Hampshire and that my knees were swollen. They same as acuse me of trying to stay at the hospital because of nowhere else to go. They never looked at my knees. Said no place could help me there. My phone want charged so I couldn't know about any messages from where I had made calls at the C and J bus station. The lady (social worker) just said there was not anything they could do. My knees were throbbing so bad. I kept asking what about my legs. They gave me ibuprofen and a bus ticket to Boston. I was also experience panic attack and no treatment. A cab come and to the bus station I went. After I got on bus I charged my phone and still have the messages where the places I was told were not going to help me were offering me help. I was so crushed. I truly believe because Im in a wheelchair and looking to restart my life where I felt safe is why this hospital lied to me and sent me on to the next state. I could be in new Hampshire where I believe I could heal but Portsmouth's hospital sent me away and my heart was broken . in Boston she said I would have to go to the homeless shelter. It was several blocks away and I could not make it. One day I hope soon I will be able to come back to New Hampshire my favorite state and be welcomed and not judged because I can't walk or have ptsd. My dreams have been taken away by this hospital. Oh and my knees have water in them from rheumatoid. That's why they hurt.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.7% (0.3% below the national rate)
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