"Poor"

About: Croydon University Hospital

What I liked

Clean

What could be improved

Not to try and get rid of patients just because of their age!

Anything else?

I had to go to A&E because I had a very bad pain in my stomach area last year. Doctors told me that it was possible it could be gallstones but because I was only 17, they said it was impossible. So they sent me home saying there was nothing wrong. That same night, I got worse and started to vomit and faint. My liver count also went down. I went again to A&E and they finally said they will do some tests. However, they said there wasn't any need to do the tests at that point because of my age so they booked a CT scan and ultrasound as an outpatient. I had to wait 3 months till I got a date for each scan and I still had to deal with the pain in the meantime. And guess what, I had gallstones!!GallstonesCleanlinessOutpatientsRadiologyDoctors

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