"Horrendous example of an NHS Hospital"
About: Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow) Harlow CM20 1QX
Posted by Anonymous
My elderly grand mother has been in and out of PAH eight times in the past few months.
Each time due to a fall, yet the A&E Doctors continue to carry out the same process each and every time, despite the fact that her records clearly show the repetitiveness.
I pleaded with an A&E Doctor to read my grand mother's previous mediacl history in order to evaluate the situation (my grand mother clearly suffers from dementia, yet no one will assess her).
The Doctor claimed that it was not their department to do anything and admitted her to a ward where they have lost her medication.
This medication is for a cataract operation and is vital to prevent infection.
I have visited my grand mother in various wards (Penn, Harold, Winter and most recently Lister) all of which are a discrace to the NHS.
She has been placed on over-flowing bed pans in great discomfort.
Only when I asked the nurese for a wheelchair so that I could take her home so that she could be in comfort did they bother to see that she was ok.
I could write for days about how awful this experience is and continues to be ongoing with no help in sight.
I would rather stay at home and suffer than have to be a patient at this hell-hole.