"A & E department not fit for purpose"
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Greater London) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Greater London) Greater London SE18 4QH
Posted by Paul
Having had two previous heart attacks when I got chest pains I presented myself to the A & E department. The reception and triage staff were good but there was no sign of urgency. When I got to see the doctor they were excellent but could go no further until the blood test results came back, and thats where the care stopped. After five hours of waiting we were feeling quite unwell through lack of food and drink. Went to the nurses station but was completely ignored by all the staff that were standing there. We could not sit there any longer not knowing when I would be seen again and when we could eat (diabetic) . I made the decision to go home and suffer any consequences. Excellent Doctor let down by blood test department..