"sons stay in Queens hospital"

About: Queen's Hospital / Accident & emergency South West Essex PCT / Emergency GP out of hours service

(as a parent/guardian),

My son was taken to A&E after visiting the emergency doctor, as he had a rash on his leg and his foot had swollen up and he could not walk he also had a temperature and felt very unwell.

The doctor that treated him in A&E was fantastic he acted very quickly as he though my son may have a menigitis type illness, getting him straight on the antibiotics, he was very attentive and kept me informed throughout I couldnt fault him.

However it was downhill from there on, on the first evening my son was moved 4 times, he was put on a ward the next day, as he is 17 he had to go on an adult ward, he was placed on a ward, there is no care or attention from any of the nursing staff, you are just left, the food is so bad.

Today he has been discharged, I have not spoke to a doctor I have no diagnosis of what was wrong with him, but just wanted to get him home so I can care for him properly here.

I feel so sad for the elderly people on this ward who may not have anyone visiting them, they do not care if they are washed in fact I think you could lie in your own wee for hours and no one would notice or care. They also must be starving hungry because of the dismal food and meagre portions.

you have to pay to have a bit of tv or music very expensive it is too, they are just left there.

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