By Becckzfizz - United Kingdom - Nottingham
Today, I left hospital after a three-night stay. Whilst waiting for my taxi to arrive, my mother called me in hysterics wanting to know where I was, because the police had called her and told her I had gone missing. Turns out my doctor "forgot" to tell anyone that I was discharged. FML
Becckzfizz tells us more :
Hello, I wrote this, Yes I'm in England. I'd text my mum to let her know that I was on my way home, she'd replied and all was well. Next thing I know she's ringing me again thinking that I've done a runner from the hospital. The doctor had discharged me and signed all of my forms, though the nurses on duty had not been notified of this and immediately called the police to report me as a missing person (even though I was waiting for my taxi in the hospital entrance), the police then contacted my emergency contact (my mum) and then she called me. I understand that it wasn't the Doctors fault, it was just a clerical error. All clear?
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  MrConcise  |  34

At the same time, consider how busy and negative that environment can get. I was going to say I'm not excusing the mistake, but I kind of am. I'm sure the doctor had other legitimate concerns that took precedence, this isn't Grey's Anatomy.

  lulubelles  |  33

It is where I live 38, I would say I went to hospital, just like I would say I went to school, not the school. However we would never say 'I went hospital'. That's why it sounds wrong

  lennelleong  |  33

He has a loving mom, a prompt & attentive police force (and probably insurance as well - since no mention is made of an exorbitant hospital bill) - OP is a lucky man! So i voted - he deserved it.