"Treatment of my sister in law"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital Accident and emergency RH1 5RH
Posted by jimm (as ),
My sister in law was admitted to A&E at Redhilll at Easter, this arose as she became ill on a journey back to London from Brighton. Her underlying condition was S4 ovarian cancer and metastases for which she was receiving treatment at UCL on London. She died in May after all efforts at treatment.
Let me say that we are not seeking redress of any kind from your Trust. Nor do we feel that medical intervention at Redhill would have changed the end result.
We are though, of the view that her care in the A&E was slow and poor, a diagnosis being given of vertigo to explain the signs of what if fact had been a stroke caused by side effects on the blood chemistry from chemo, her medical background having been explained.
Bloods were taken but the doctors, both very young, and the Sister in charge were unwilling to share the results with us. or let us take the results home to show her GP. I was told that the GP would be able to access the results on line, something he later said he could not. do.
Basically, we feel that the level of expertise available on this day, notwithstanding it was a bank holiday, was below that to be reasonably expected and perhaps you might look into things to see how the next patient arriving in similar circumstances might be better helped.