"Communication and respect"
About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) / Accident and emergency St George's Hospital (Tooting) Accident and emergency London SW17 0QT
Posted by evieminnie (as ),
My husband was admitted to A&E with a chest infection that had turned into pneumonia. The treatment he received was excellent but what got left behind was his wife.
None of the A&E staff, including the doctor treating my husband, spoke to me unless I first spoke to them. They did not tell me what was happening. They did not tell me he was being admitted to the hospital but simply moved his trolley away which prompted me to ask questions.
I sat in the cubicle with him every second he was there but was still not informed about anything. What made this situation worse is that my husband is my primary carer and I was left in a very vulnerable situation without him.