"Took out my own IV cannula."
About: Ipswich Hospital Ipswich Hospital Ipswich 4305
Posted by IV remover (as ),
Ipswich Hospital nurse did not take me seriously when I came into the hospital by the ambulance. The paramedic put the IV in and gave me stuff to help me not feel dizzy and sick anymore and some other stuff. Did not work. I was sick of sitting there with an IV hurting my arm, with nothing attached to it.
I asked the Triage person if they could please remove it so I could go home as I would rather be lying in my bed than trying to stand up and staggering, when they won't help.
The Triage person told me they'd be 5 minutes. I gave it longer than that and decided to take it out myself.