"Disgusting 1st time there & last !"

About: New Cross Hospital

Anything else?

Staff attitude in A&E I'd appalling no consideration for others at all went because I was having pains at 5 weeks pregnant , in A&E doctor did routine pregnancy test positive , he then wanted to do blood test to which he inserted needle in my arm fetched it out put it in again & then was wiggling it about to which my arm started losing a lot of blood which he got a paper towel just mopped abit up with he left the rest on the floor on the floor & bed which was appalling , another nurse came in stating I could be having an ectopic I waited over 3 hours in that room without anyone else coming in until I got up and found someone there was a nurse with a colesaw in corridor she kept touching it then I'd see her go into patients without using the hand wash , eventually I was moved to maternity unit to be told I've had an ectopic or may not even be pregnant to which I myself have done 5 pregnancy tests , the doctor in A&E did water sample , he said we will only know if we scan you , but he said they couldn't as scan department were busy , he done an internal took swabs on a bed to which they never changed the sheets after I'd been there & another woman went and lay on the bed after me still no sheets had been changed then I had to go back on the bed after her still not changed the sheets , I was left in the room like I'd been forgot about again to be told then they lost half my blood results had to have more blood took , and I had come bk in couple days I still left the hospital not knowing 10 hrs later if I was having an ectopic or not to which could be very dangerous if I were .

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››

Updates, changes and questions related to this story