"A&E very good, wards pretty poor"
About: Charing Cross Hospital Charing Cross Hospital London W6 8RF
Posted via NHS Choices
I was admitted to A&E with a referral from my doctor, was seen very quickly and efficiently. The staff were great and kept me informed. Once I was referred for more tests I was moved up to a ward, the staff here were too busy to tell me what was happening and why they were doing particular tests. At the end of the day I was transferred to a mixed ward from the room I was in on my own, and then promptly ignored for several hours, even as I asked repeatedly for painkillers or to speak to a doctor. I eventually discharged myself against their advice, as I felt I would be better looked after at home and would actually be able to get some painkillers. I don't remember which ward it was now, but I would not recommend this hospital based on my experience.