"Very frightening I hope I die before I get old and..."
About: Queen's Hospital (Romford) Queen's Hospital (Romford) Romford RM7 0AG
Posted by husband pat. Terry W
What I liked
The staff are great and very hard working
What could be improved
There are not enough staff this is the main problem and staff havnt got time for patients
I stayed with Terry from 10 in the morning until as late as possible even refusing to leave at some times when he was very bad, I saw the problems first hand and its frightening, some of you should go in and sit with patients and watch what goes on.
When we were in A & E one night there was no one free for ages to get Terry a bed pan I managed to go to another area and find one.
I have just put a few things down from memory but I did keep a diary of what happened to my husband its was a very hard time and while the staff are great the system is not good now
my husband Terry had Mesothelioma and heart problems, he stayed in Queens many times from Nov 11 to Jan 11, I stayed at the hospital all day and sometimes threw the night, I would not like to be in this hospital without family by my side, At one time wthe he was in a chest ward when I took him down to see the Chemotherapy specialist he told be that the tables the hospital had put Terry on Could give him a brain hemorrahage, and he needed to have his medication changed immediately, another time he was taken in and put on another ward and when I looked at his pill chart all his pills were wrong, he had not been taking this list of pills for quite a will, I think 6 monthe previouisly, when I went to mention this worring error at the (I think it was the PALLs dept) I was told this could not happen, I asked them to come and have a look at the chart but they failed to do this, I managed to get his pills sorted out. One night when I stayed with him his bleeper went off I think it said 180 I tried to find a member of staff on the ward but could not find anyone, later when I found someone I was told that one of the staff had gone to eat and the other one was busy, but I could not find her. Terry died in St Barts there were a few problems there but it was much better