"The worst hospital experience"
About: Queen Alexandra Hospital / Accident and emergency Queen Alexandra Hospital Accident and emergency Portsmouth PO6 3LY
Posted by Anonymous
I was admitted to this hospital at approximately 10pm on Thursday March 13th, 2014. On arriving by ambulance, the staff attempted to argue with the paramedics who though I was a serious case. After about 10 minutes of arguing, I was taken to another unit, where I waited. I was coming off morphine given to me by the paramedics, and in a lot of pain. One nurse checked up on me a few times, but he was obviously very busy. At one point I called out for someone to check in on me. Someone said they would go and find a nurse. The nurse never came. The original nurse saw me sobbing and came to my rescue, asking me why I hadn't called for help! I mean, seriously!? I was then taken to for x-rays, where the staff were lovely, and very patient. After waiting a further hour a doctor rushed in, didn't introduce herself, told me there was nothing wrong with me so I'm being discharged. She was with me less than 20 seconds. No asking me if I had any questions, nothing. I refused the nurse until the doctor saw me, but she refused to come. I wasn't rude, or obnoxious (like the lady next to me - funny how all the doctors and nurses swarmed to her!). I was discharged without being asked where I was staying (I commute from London, so usually I don't have anywhere to stay!). On returning home, thanks to my parents for driving 4 hours to pick me up, my doctor at home saw me and recommended I go straight to A&E. I am very thankful that my local hospital did a better job - people actually spoke to me like I was a human being. Oh, and it turns out I did have a serious accident. I honestly can't believe how I was treated. You might ask why it has taken me so long to write this review. Well, I have been so angry with the hospital and I didn't want to say anything out of turn. However, after two months, I thought it was about time. I'm currently under the care of some wonderful doctors at Milton Keynes hospital, and awaiting an operation. I would not recommend you go to this hospital or take a loved one, unless you have not choices whatsoever.