"No help in A & E"
About: Charing Cross Hospital Charing Cross Hospital London W6 8RF
Posted by Brenda
I brought my friend who was in pain from accident she had incurred the day before, and she had not had any treatment from West Middx Hospital, only received pain killers. A change in her state over night and a call to NHS Direct who recommended i bring her back to Charing Cross. On seeing the Practice Nurse - her attitude was indifference and couldn't care less, at one point she even said "what do you expect me to do?; fractures we leave for unto 2 weeks now, it is not an emergency". Even though these fractures were as a result of an accident in which we had been taken by ambulance to the A&E at West Mid the night before. It was evident we were interrupting her morning! We left with my friend still in a lot of pain, and no further assistance. Today (3 Dec) we went to a private clinic and discovered that there are 3 fractures one below the shoulder, one above the elbow and the wrist is broken and is jammed back into the joint - a fracture that should not have been left untreated. No, point going to A&E if they send you away an allow the situation to get worse.