"If your'e old and need a hosital - don't bother..."
About: Queen's Hospital (Romford) Queen's Hospital (Romford) Romford RM7 0AG
Posted by Steve Bull
An elderly relative of mine was admitted to Queens hospital on 22nd Jan 2016 having previously been at the hospital on the night of the 21/22nd but sent home with anti-biotics.
This post is dated 31st Jan and as yet no diagnosis has been forthcoming ( 10 days and counting ) for several reasons
There seems to be a shortage of doctors for the weekend ( and this is the second weekend we have experienced )
Technicians don't appear to be on duty at the weekend either.
The truth is hard to prize out of staff
It's taken my family a week to get a scan carried out ! A&E take priority - that I understand - but a week ?
Unless my family were there to feed my relative - that person would starve - and the wards are so warm that fluids are vital - but as I state - unless we are there our relative would dehydrate as well - other people aren't so lucky.
Food is left at the end of the bed or out of reach - a problem if we were not there.
As stated above there has been no diagnosis - there has also been no treatment ( apart from a saline drip ) in this time as well. As the title suggests - if you are elderly - steer clear of Queens - you won't get much treatment if any !!