Last Sunday my brother's girlfriend had a motorbike accident and smashed her knee up pretty good.
On Monday morning she had surgery and plates, pins etc in her knee.
SHE HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN PAINKILLERS SINCE THE 2 HOUR AMBULANCE RIDE!!!
Every time she asked for something, the nurse conveniently finishes their shift and no one else knows about the request. and when she asked the doctor? "ask one of the nursing staff".
Luckily my mum is a nurse and got her something, but it took until 3 days after surgery because she doesn't work there.
3 days of no painkillers after a reasonably major surgery. FAIL.