"A and E was open, but proved to ..."
About: Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Welwyn Garden City AL7 4HQ
Posted by Anonymous (as ),
What I liked
A and E was open, but proved to be the only area of the hospital capable of taking appropriate action
What could be improved
My husband lay in a filthy bed for 2 days with pneumonia on a mixed ward (faeces streaks on metal bedstead).
He was discharged after 2 days when I had wanted him transferred to a private hospital for ongoing care - this didn't happen despite numerous requests to the consultant to do this, under the instruction of our private healthcare provider.
My husbands recovery was impeeded by the lack of approrpiate care and early discharge. In hindsight I should have taken my very poorly husband to any other hospital than QE II at Welwyn - its time this facility was overhauled in every aspect or removed all together from the tax payer burdening pocket