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Author Topic: Treated in the medical detention wing of a hospital  (Read 8979 times)

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Offline zach

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Treated in the medical detention wing of a hospital
« on: February 17, 2024, 04:00:14 pm »
Is this a common practice? For overflow contingency perhaps?

I went to the ER. Triaged and processed in. Laying on the gurney, IV in the arm, waiting for a room. Bed came available they wheeled me out

Turn down a hallway and went through a set of secure doors. Into a jail. There were prisoners and cops in the space. It was built to jail specs

It bothered me. Mixed feelings, I'm grateful for the care. But I went for medical care, not a weekend in jail.

Also, pissing blood and stones the whole time.

So, how are y'all doing?

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Re: Treated in the medical detention wing of a hospital
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2024, 04:54:44 pm »
Is this a common practice? For overflow contingency perhaps?

I went to the ER. Triaged and processed in. Laying on the gurney, IV in the arm, waiting for a room. Bed came available they wheeled me out

Turn down a hallway and went through a set of secure doors. Into a jail. There were prisoners and cops in the space. It was built to jail specs

It bothered me. Mixed feelings, I'm grateful for the care. But I went for medical care, not a weekend in jail.

Also, pissing blood and stones the whole time.

So, how are y'all doing?

Sorry to hear you are unwell and pissing blood. Hope you feel better soon.

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Offline Tonny2

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Re: Treated in the medical detention wing of a hospital
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2024, 07:41:21 pm »



          ojo.              Hi there!…oh man!, i’m sorry you went through that situation, hoping you’ll get better soon…hugs

@JimDhblin…you are funny, lol

Offline harleymc

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Re: Treated in the medical detention wing of a hospital
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2024, 10:43:06 pm »
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Treated in the medical detention wing of a hospital
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2024, 05:20:16 pm »

Just thinking here,.... Perhaps the hospital was at capacity, and this was the only space available.

My neighbor , went to the emergency room two weeks ago, and was there for 13 hours, in a holding position, before a bed was available.

My niece up in NY, waited about 12 hours, after going to the emergency room, even after the doctor called to get a room ready for her, before she wenr to ER. She went into the hospital for blood in the stools, also currently going chemo treatment for breast cancer

In both cases, hospitals are once again being overloaded with Flu and covid cases, so I am wondering if this may be the case.

Hope you are doing better.

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Offline harleymc

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Re: Treated in the medical detention wing of a hospital
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2024, 06:01:57 am »
I'm puzzled by the idea that a hospital would have a ward permanently dedicated to prisoners.

What seemed more likely to me was that it was a normal ward, coopted to are for a particular patient.  Fortunately for you there was a spare bed in this ward for you.  But still as stories go, this is a doozy.

 


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