"accident and emergency"

About: Northwick Park Hospital

I alipped and fell smashing my face just below my eye on thesharp edge of the radio this was because my arm was already broken and could not stop my fall. I was transfered from charing x at 5 in the evening but told them that I had no way of getting home from there. I did not even know where it was. I was left until after midnight in agony crying and very frigntened and shook up , neurology came down and looked at me even though I could not see properly and said I could go home and come back for treatment. I was very distressed and explained my situation I was treated like a common criminal I was even asked if I had been drinking which I never ever touch alcohol. I was told by the sister there was no transport available and to go to stonebridge park and get a bus home. she even showed me the bus stop. I was so frightened and vulnerable I kept trying to find someone to help me I did not have enough oney to get a cab from there to chiswick. I eventually managed to wake up a friend who came to get me I think this is disgusting treatment and would never recommend anyone to this hospital. anything could have happened to me it was 1.30 in the morning when I was discharged and I was sent out to a rough unknown area to find my way home

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