"I feel there is no care anymore"

About: West Middlesex University Hospital / General medicine

(as the patient),

I actually spent 2 days in an AAU ward. It was night time about 1 am in the morning when I finally got to go onto a ward and went to bed. Being so ill I had not eaten or drank anything for nearly five days because I went to bed at home to try to get better, until in the end there was no other alternative but to call the ambulance. I was not asked or offered anything to eat or drink not even water.

When I finally did try to sleep there must have been about 20 nurses and male nurses talking so loud and laughing I found it hard to sleep then when I did just doze off they kept waking me up to take blood pressure, and fix drips to my arm, and take blood pressure again.

Next day I was a NBM because of the tests.

The doctors came around and asked me if had I eaten anything and I told them not for five days, they were amazed because I only weigh 6 stone 6 ounces because I have had a traumatic experience prior to my illness which triggered this illness which made me lose weight.

When I was allowed to eat I took one bite of what looked like food and was so disgusted I could not eat it, I asked the other patients what they thought of it and they had to leave theirs too all patients in the same ward left their food and we all complained. What we were being fed it was just so disgusting.

There was one nurse I complained to and she said I could go private if I liked but as an elderly patient born and bred in this country and worked hard and paid my dues for what should be my rights I could not afford it. Why should I.

I feel there is no care any more.

I would happily like to tell my story to anyone who would listen in person.

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