About: National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square London WC1N 3BG
I was treated abominably by this hospital. I'd had MS for a number of years but was still undiagnosed, and the doctors treated me as though I was a mental case. They told me that all my tests were normal and therefore my condition must be "psychological". It was only later I realised that they'd scanned my brain but omitted to scan my spinal cord. So I paid for my own MRI, and this showed white matter lesions at five different levels of my spinal cord. On sending for my hospital notes, I discovered that there had been something on my brain scan too, but they'd ignored it, because it was only one lesion and quite small. Those doctors knew how desperate I was to have my illness believed, and yet they'd falsely told me there was nothing on the brain scan when there was. I also found they'd misdiagnosed me with "hypochondria" and "anxiety state". It's not uncommon for MS people to have their illness disbelieved during the early stages, but a specialist neurological hospital really ought to know better.