Queen Elizabeth Hospital A&E 'like scene from MASH'

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QUESTIONS over the ability of an A&E department to cope have been raised after more patients slammed waiting times.

A woman with severe breathing difficulties was left at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for five hours without treatment while a man suffering a suspected heart attack likened the A&E department to a scene from Korean war movie MASH.

Their stories will increase concern over the the Woolwich hospital after Sidcup’s Queen Mary’s A&E department was shut down temporarily in November on safety grounds.

And John Watson from resident-run Bexley Council Monitoring Group has written to MP James Brokenshire urging him to invite Prime Minister David Cameron to visit Queen Elizabeth Hospital and see the problems. News Shopper: Brendan Dorey - “I could've dropped dead and they wouldn’t have given a toss.”

Brendan Dorey, 68, was taken by ambulance to the A&E on January with a suspected heart attack.

The Kidbrooke Way resident says he had to fight for a seat in the waiting room, took three hours to be seen by a nurse and a further two to be seen by a doctor.

While waiting he saw a man’s wound burst open, leaving blood on the floor which was not cleaned up for at least five minutes.

He said: “That hospital quite obviously can’t cope.

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“It was like a scene from MASH.

“I could've dropped dead and they wouldn’t have given a toss.”

Mr Dorey was told he had angina but refused to stay in for treatment He said: “I told them if I’m going to die I’d rather die at home.” News Shopper: Sawn Withy: "“They’re overrun”

Dawn Withy, of Worthing Rd, Foots Cray, is complaining to the NHS's Patient Advice and Liaison Services over her treatment.

Ms Withy, who has chest problems and suffered a heart attack last June, was referred to the hospital by her doctor last month with chronic breathing difficulties.

But when she turned up Ms Withy claims she was told to sit down in a packed-out waiting room while the tannoy system informed people there was a four-hour wait.

Two hours later she was called through but was left sitting on a chair with an oxygen nebuliser for a further three hours.

The 34-year-old said: “I was getting to the point where my chest was so tight I thought I might stop breathing.

“It’s not the staff’s fault - they’re overrun. But I told them someone’s going to die if this goes on.”

News Shopper: QEH was heavily criticised by patients A spokesman for South London Healthcare Trust said flu and the norovirus were contributing to large patient numbers but said patients were not waiting longer in A&E than expected.

He said: “"Following the recent temporary closure of the Queen Mary's A&E department, the trust has increased the beds, staffing and physical space to safely treat any increases in patients attending our other hospitals.”

The spokesman added that the hospital had an excellent record for cleanliness.

He said: “Although Queen Elizabeth’s average waiting time is approximately three hours, we would like to apologise to patients who have waited longer than this and appreciate the inconvenience and difficulty.

“We would also like to apologise to the two patients whose cases that you have brought to our attention and are investigating both of these as a matter of urgency. The treatment that you have reported to us is clearly not acceptable. “

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3:53pm Tue 11 Jan 11

mpeaple275 says...

but yet it is not just QE i whent to pru last week with my neighbur in am ambulance in a very bad way and we was left in the corridor with the paramedics for over 3 hours now thats appauling tieing up the ambulance for that amount off let being left in corridor at one point that had up to 5 ambluances which is ten paramedics waiting at the pru for up to 2 hours no wonder it took half hour for the amblunace to get to us in the first place when i asked how comes we came here insted off QE we was told it was because QE was much busy then pru and the wait was a lot longer
and then alot off people have seen to of forgot about darnth hospital i whent there agen with the same neighbur in a ambulance with my neigbur doubled over in pain we got there and got and was only waiting 5 mins and was on a bed but we took the last bed and the QUES started forming and people where being left out in ambulances for up to an hour as the had room as the beds and corridors where all full then when i spoke to an a&e about what was going on out side he turned round and told me that this quited as last week the staff had been triage patients out in ambulances all i can say is darnth hospital is the best hospital out off the 3 the best staffed best equiped and best orgernised may thats because its run under a dff nhs trust to the pru and QE but the botton line is QM A&E needs to be reopened and thats that but unless we all get togther and i mean every one all paitents relitives friends doctors nurse's paramedics and any one els then we might just might get some where but untill then noththing will be done and every will just keep moaning at the way the hospital are not copeing !!!!
but yet it is not just QE i whent to pru last week with my neighbur in am ambulance in a very bad way and we was left in the corridor with the paramedics for over 3 hours now thats appauling tieing up the ambulance for that amount off let being left in corridor at one point that had up to 5 ambluances which is ten paramedics waiting at the pru for up to 2 hours no wonder it took half hour for the amblunace to get to us in the first place when i asked how comes we came here insted off QE we was told it was because QE was much busy then pru and the wait was a lot longer and then alot off people have seen to of forgot about darnth hospital i whent there agen with the same neighbur in a ambulance with my neigbur doubled over in pain we got there and got and was only waiting 5 mins and was on a bed but we took the last bed and the QUES started forming and people where being left out in ambulances for up to an hour as the had room as the beds and corridors where all full then when i spoke to an a&e about what was going on out side he turned round and told me that this quited as last week the staff had been triage patients out in ambulances all i can say is darnth hospital is the best hospital out off the 3 the best staffed best equiped and best orgernised may thats because its run under a dff nhs trust to the pru and QE but the botton line is QM A&E needs to be reopened and thats that but unless we all get togther and i mean every one all paitents relitives friends doctors nurse's paramedics and any one els then we might just might get some where but untill then noththing will be done and every will just keep moaning at the way the hospital are not copeing !!!! mpeaple275
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4:40pm Tue 11 Jan 11

MB says...

All of this boils down to weak administrative processes and skills. We spend more than most other Western European countries on our healthcare, yet we get less in return beceause NHS is so inefficient. Some very simple things, eg. training all doctors and nurses to type (faster than 5 wpm) and to use their computers would go a long way. It was a mistake from the Government to allow the NHS budget to remain uncut - slight cuts, say 3% per year for the next 4 years, would have forced them to become more efficient and to provide better care.
All of this boils down to weak administrative processes and skills. We spend more than most other Western European countries on our healthcare, yet we get less in return beceause NHS is so inefficient. Some very simple things, eg. training all doctors and nurses to type (faster than 5 wpm) and to use their computers would go a long way. It was a mistake from the Government to allow the NHS budget to remain uncut - slight cuts, say 3% per year for the next 4 years, would have forced them to become more efficient and to provide better care. MB
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4:47pm Tue 11 Jan 11

Virtual-Monster says...

For a story like this to have any real value it needs to be backed up by factual information which evidences the on-going issues.

A Freedom of Information request asking for numbers of patients using QE A&E now compared to this time last year would be a start. I can think of a couple of other simple questions which would highlight just how dire (or not?) the situation truly is at QE.

The staff and users of QE deserve much better and to reduce their plight to a few emotive cases misdirects your readers.

A bit of decent research and this story could have been turned into an outstanding story which could be used to force the Health Authority to reconsidered their long term plan to reduce A&E services, instead you have resorted to tabloid journalism at its worst.
For a story like this to have any real value it needs to be backed up by factual information which evidences the on-going issues. A Freedom of Information request asking for numbers of patients using QE A&E now compared to this time last year would be a start. I can think of a couple of other simple questions which would highlight just how dire (or not?) the situation truly is at QE. The staff and users of QE deserve much better and to reduce their plight to a few emotive cases misdirects your readers. A bit of decent research and this story could have been turned into an outstanding story which could be used to force the Health Authority to reconsidered their long term plan to reduce A&E services, instead you have resorted to tabloid journalism at its worst. Virtual-Monster
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8:55pm Tue 11 Jan 11

special-one says...

Its all down to rubbish staff who dont care and do the very least they can get away with.
Its all down to rubbish staff who dont care and do the very least they can get away with. special-one
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9:41am Wed 12 Jan 11

thamesmeadman says...

More Daily Mail style NHS bashing. people are waiting hours in casualty all over england. have you seen what's going on in Wales. I see loads more private health ads over the shopper website today. what a coincidence .. not
More Daily Mail style NHS bashing. people are waiting hours in casualty all over england. have you seen what's going on in Wales. I see loads more private health ads over the shopper website today. what a coincidence .. not thamesmeadman
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12:13pm Wed 12 Jan 11

danni2525 says...

Not all the staff couldnt care less... a relative of mine works here and i know quite a few that work at this hospital who all agree the nhs has gone to pot but to say the staff dont care is not fare. Its the top bosses rolling around in their mercedes giving themselves bonus' as and when they feel like it that dont give a toss. if they hadnt have cut the amount of staff and making only one in three hospitals having an A&E then there wouldnt be this problem.
its disgusting to let a patient who is suffering a suspected heart attack to wait more than an hour at the most... does it really matter whether there are more private healthcares popping up- we pay for the NHS and we are unable to get a satisfactory service.

perhaps if the bonus' were spent on more wards and staff etc the NHS wouldnt have such a poor rating

as for having "better research" ... if you find out the hard way of actually stepping foot into a hospital you can see the downfalls yourself
Not all the staff couldnt care less... a relative of mine works here and i know quite a few that work at this hospital who all agree the nhs has gone to pot but to say the staff dont care is not fare. Its the top bosses rolling around in their mercedes giving themselves bonus' as and when they feel like it that dont give a toss. if they hadnt have cut the amount of staff and making only one in three hospitals having an A&E then there wouldnt be this problem. its disgusting to let a patient who is suffering a suspected heart attack to wait more than an hour at the most... does it really matter whether there are more private healthcares popping up- we pay for the NHS and we are unable to get a satisfactory service. perhaps if the bonus' were spent on more wards and staff etc the NHS wouldnt have such a poor rating as for having "better research" ... if you find out the hard way of actually stepping foot into a hospital you can see the downfalls yourself danni2525
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1:31pm Wed 12 Jan 11

Citygirl83 says...

danni2525 - I wouldn't let speacial one get to you, they were slating the staff on the story regarding Queen Mary's story, all I can assume is they had a bad experience with a member of NHS staff and made up their decision from there.
I even asked them outright and they didn't respond.
danni2525 - I wouldn't let speacial one get to you, they were slating the staff on the story regarding Queen Mary's story, all I can assume is they had a bad experience with a member of NHS staff and made up their decision from there. I even asked them outright and they didn't respond. Citygirl83
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1:31pm Wed 12 Jan 11

Citygirl83 says...

danni2525 - I wouldn't let speacial one get to you, they were slating the staff on the story regarding Queen Mary's story, all I can assume is they had a bad experience with a member of NHS staff and made up their decision from there.
I even asked them outright and they didn't respond.
danni2525 - I wouldn't let speacial one get to you, they were slating the staff on the story regarding Queen Mary's story, all I can assume is they had a bad experience with a member of NHS staff and made up their decision from there. I even asked them outright and they didn't respond. Citygirl83
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3:22pm Wed 12 Jan 11

danni2525 says...

special-one wrote:
Its all down to rubbish staff who dont care and do the very least they can get away with.
also like to point something out to you... with all the staff cuts. staff on a ward for instance have around 10 people sometimes at a minimum to look after. thats one person!
personally i think most of the staff at any hospital try their best to do everything they are given. im not covering anything up- i've seen and had nurses with a disgusting attitude and disgraceful awareness of health and safety ... and cleanliness not to mention the lack of abililty to speak English! but i think some people need to look a little deaper

@Citygirl83 thanks! i understand about bad experiences everyone has them but its not the main problem as to what is going on here aye!
[quote][p][bold]special-one[/bold] wrote: Its all down to rubbish staff who dont care and do the very least they can get away with.[/p][/quote]also like to point something out to you... with all the staff cuts. staff on a ward for instance have around 10 people sometimes at a minimum to look after. thats one person! personally i think most of the staff at any hospital try their best to do everything they are given. im not covering anything up- i've seen and had nurses with a disgusting attitude and disgraceful awareness of health and safety ... and cleanliness not to mention the lack of abililty to speak English! but i think some people need to look a little deaper @Citygirl83 thanks! i understand about bad experiences everyone has them but its not the main problem as to what is going on here aye! danni2525
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4:28pm Wed 12 Jan 11

SosaysI says...

I can't comment on what has happend and only speak of my experience. i was told a while back that drug users feign kidney pain to get good drugs so they are reluctant to give the strong stuff. i collapsed with pain and went in. I was not a priority and got minimial pain relief. iw as x-rayed and and the stone found. Then I was given morphine for the pain and left to rest a while. I was right next to the nurses station. I was there for some time. Anyone watching would think they chatted and not watching but I was in a positon where I could hear them. Every conversation I heard was a discussion about patients, what might be the problem, the treatment etc. Not once did I hear anyone just chatting. A doctor brought tea and one of the staff commented that it was 3 hours since they had anything. Some said they didn't have time to drink becase 'x' was waiting for this or that. recently I tooka friend in with severe abdominal pain and we were there an hour. in that time they were triaged, examined and treated. i can't fault the staff. I wouldn't work there. I hate this analogy that fat staff equal lazy (as comemnts elsewhere about QMH have said. I don't think the pressure of work allows them to be lazy. I think the NHS have dedicated staff working against stupid targets that serve no purpose and working with ever limited resources. Its about time politicians stopped interferring with education and health, using it as a political football and left it to the professional bodies
I can't comment on what has happend and only speak of my experience. i was told a while back that drug users feign kidney pain to get good drugs so they are reluctant to give the strong stuff. i collapsed with pain and went in. I was not a priority and got minimial pain relief. iw as x-rayed and and the stone found. Then I was given morphine for the pain and left to rest a while. I was right next to the nurses station. I was there for some time. Anyone watching would think they chatted and not watching but I was in a positon where I could hear them. Every conversation I heard was a discussion about patients, what might be the problem, the treatment etc. Not once did I hear anyone just chatting. A doctor brought tea and one of the staff commented that it was 3 hours since they had anything. Some said they didn't have time to drink becase 'x' was waiting for this or that. recently I tooka friend in with severe abdominal pain and we were there an hour. in that time they were triaged, examined and treated. i can't fault the staff. I wouldn't work there. I hate this analogy that fat staff equal lazy (as comemnts elsewhere about QMH have said. I don't think the pressure of work allows them to be lazy. I think the NHS have dedicated staff working against stupid targets that serve no purpose and working with ever limited resources. Its about time politicians stopped interferring with education and health, using it as a political football and left it to the professional bodies SosaysI
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6:41pm Wed 12 Jan 11

special-one says...

You N.H.S. lovers are off your heads! I only ever talk from facts in any comments i make and i guess the truth hurts! I can promise you if we all visited an N.H.S. hospital tonight we would experience poor quality care. And this aint due to the buildings or the equipment its due to the staff. I am sure you have all had the odd good experience but it will be the exception. Look at the police and the fire brigade they are just the same inefficient and largely unaccountable.
You N.H.S. lovers are off your heads! I only ever talk from facts in any comments i make and i guess the truth hurts! I can promise you if we all visited an N.H.S. hospital tonight we would experience poor quality care. And this aint due to the buildings or the equipment its due to the staff. I am sure you have all had the odd good experience but it will be the exception. Look at the police and the fire brigade they are just the same inefficient and largely unaccountable. special-one
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7:03pm Wed 12 Jan 11

Citygirl83 says...

Tell you what special one if you want to bad mouth all the emergency services how about you go find a little island far away where you will not require their devices.
You have never stated any facts or answered questions put to you. I know I am still waiting.
What is you problem? Don't use that they are fat and lazy because not every member of the Nhs is. Just get it off your chest.
Tell you what special one if you want to bad mouth all the emergency services how about you go find a little island far away where you will not require their devices. You have never stated any facts or answered questions put to you. I know I am still waiting. What is you problem? Don't use that they are fat and lazy because not every member of the Nhs is. Just get it off your chest. Citygirl83
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7:05pm Wed 12 Jan 11

Threadworm says...

fact
fact Threadworm
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7:07pm Wed 12 Jan 11

Threadworm says...

This is not a new story it has been reported many many times to management, I was one of those patients reporting mine and my husbands treatment to Christ Streather Chief executive 2 years ago. My letters were ignored, emails ignored so I contacted MP'S who really did nothing. All the above and more have been reported by Mr Ramon Niekrash consultant urologist, he reported wrongdoings in the hospital since 2005, cancer patients have died. I was contacted by a patient only yesterday who's Mum was taken via A.E. with excruciating pain under orders by a grabadoc. Patient was sent home next morning only to be readmitted bleeding severely and died.

I have asked several questions via Freedom of information website. One of my requests relates to patient safety as well as the case against Mr Niekrash when all he was doing was reporting to management his safety concerns throughout the hospital FOR US PATIENTS. He was bullied and suspended and now owes his court costs £160.000 and I know from emails and messages via facebook that the hospital is only getting worse and unless someone does something soon, many many more people will die.

My husband was taken into A.E via blue light as he has collapsed in pain, I begged them for a bed because of his back pain and they made him sit in a chair and wait. EVENTUALLY he was taken into a room, seen by a junior doctor, on reflex test his right side was numb, HE HAD NO FEELING IN HIS LEG.... but still she told me I could take him home and give him 2 nurofen every 6-8 hours.... my daughter called a private hospital as we had insurance, he had an urgent MRI scan only to find his disc had collapsed and was severing his main back nerve. The private hospital told us without a doubt if he had not been taken to theatre he would have been paralysed the next day for life.

I am arranging a demonstration because I can not rest knowing patients like those in this story and many others are still suffering although Chris Streather maintains that things are getting better. if you would like to join our demonstration you can contact the group at you will be made welcome at meetings
londonlink@hotmail.c
om I would also like anyone to contact me regarding their horror stories. I know some people dont want to bother sometimes when their loved ones get better but We need to stick together and put a stop to management hiding the problems, still cancelling appointments and sending local elderly patients to PRUH in Orpingtom for Urology treatment which is impossible for them to travel to and fro to. Please read below my freedom of information requests. Many thanks

Helen
http://www.whatdothe
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e_nhs_trus

http://www.whatdothe
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Helen Ellis
This is not a new story it has been reported many many times to management, I was one of those patients reporting mine and my husbands treatment to Christ Streather Chief executive 2 years ago. My letters were ignored, emails ignored so I contacted MP'S who really did nothing. All the above and more have been reported by Mr Ramon Niekrash consultant urologist, he reported wrongdoings in the hospital since 2005, cancer patients have died. I was contacted by a patient only yesterday who's Mum was taken via A.E. with excruciating pain under orders by a grabadoc. Patient was sent home next morning only to be readmitted bleeding severely and died. I have asked several questions via Freedom of information website. One of my requests relates to patient safety as well as the case against Mr Niekrash when all he was doing was reporting to management his safety concerns throughout the hospital FOR US PATIENTS. He was bullied and suspended and now owes his court costs £160.000 and I know from emails and messages via facebook that the hospital is only getting worse and unless someone does something soon, many many more people will die. My husband was taken into A.E via blue light as he has collapsed in pain, I begged them for a bed because of his back pain and they made him sit in a chair and wait. EVENTUALLY he was taken into a room, seen by a junior doctor, on reflex test his right side was numb, HE HAD NO FEELING IN HIS LEG.... but still she told me I could take him home and give him 2 nurofen every 6-8 hours.... my daughter called a private hospital as we had insurance, he had an urgent MRI scan only to find his disc had collapsed and was severing his main back nerve. The private hospital told us without a doubt if he had not been taken to theatre he would have been paralysed the next day for life. I am arranging a demonstration because I can not rest knowing patients like those in this story and many others are still suffering although Chris Streather maintains that things are getting better. if you would like to join our demonstration you can contact the group at you will be made welcome at meetings londonlink@hotmail.c om I would also like anyone to contact me regarding their horror stories. I know some people dont want to bother sometimes when their loved ones get better but We need to stick together and put a stop to management hiding the problems, still cancelling appointments and sending local elderly patients to PRUH in Orpingtom for Urology treatment which is impossible for them to travel to and fro to. Please read below my freedom of information requests. Many thanks Helen http://www.whatdothe yknow.com/request/so uth_london_healthcar e_nhs_trus http://www.whatdothe yknow.com/request/ni ekrash_v_south_londo n_healthca Helen Ellis Threadworm
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8:19pm Wed 12 Jan 11

special-one says...

Citygirl83 wrote:
Tell you what special one if you want to bad mouth all the emergency services how about you go find a little island far away where you will not require their devices. You have never stated any facts or answered questions put to you. I know I am still waiting. What is you problem? Don't use that they are fat and lazy because not every member of the Nhs is. Just get it off your chest.
Citygirl you are a really lovely person and i am sorry that my rants annoy you but you must see that you are defending an indefensible organisation. The N.H.S has had billions poured into it it doesnt get better the same with the police and the fire brigade. You dont know how close you are to the truth with the comment about finding an island to get away to! Instead i pay for my kids to go to private schools cos all the state ones are s#it i pay to go to blackheath hospital cos the N.H.S. is s#it and i have private security at my business cos the police are you can guess what and if my business or house burn down ill watch them as i fill out the insurance claim .We as the public are treated like s#it
[quote][p][bold]Citygirl83[/bold] wrote: Tell you what special one if you want to bad mouth all the emergency services how about you go find a little island far away where you will not require their devices. You have never stated any facts or answered questions put to you. I know I am still waiting. What is you problem? Don't use that they are fat and lazy because not every member of the Nhs is. Just get it off your chest.[/p][/quote]Citygirl you are a really lovely person and i am sorry that my rants annoy you but you must see that you are defending an indefensible organisation. The N.H.S has had billions poured into it it doesnt get better the same with the police and the fire brigade. You dont know how close you are to the truth with the comment about finding an island to get away to! Instead i pay for my kids to go to private schools cos all the state ones are s#it i pay to go to blackheath hospital cos the N.H.S. is s#it and i have private security at my business cos the police are you can guess what and if my business or house burn down ill watch them as i fill out the insurance claim .We as the public are treated like s#it special-one
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9:31am Thu 13 Jan 11

danni2525 says...

special-one wrote:
Citygirl83 wrote: Tell you what special one if you want to bad mouth all the emergency services how about you go find a little island far away where you will not require their devices. You have never stated any facts or answered questions put to you. I know I am still waiting. What is you problem? Don't use that they are fat and lazy because not every member of the Nhs is. Just get it off your chest.
Citygirl you are a really lovely person and i am sorry that my rants annoy you but you must see that you are defending an indefensible organisation. The N.H.S has had billions poured into it it doesnt get better the same with the police and the fire brigade. You dont know how close you are to the truth with the comment about finding an island to get away to! Instead i pay for my kids to go to private schools cos all the state ones are s#it i pay to go to blackheath hospital cos the N.H.S. is s#it and i have private security at my business cos the police are you can guess what and if my business or house burn down ill watch them as i fill out the insurance claim .We as the public are treated like s#it
well im sure if we had plenty of money like some we could all do this! hold on i thought we were talking about the NHS not schools and police...
if the staff are cut and resources are cut how can the staff that are in fact still there, do their job to the highest standard?!? I am no nhs lover believe me but laying it all down on the staff is just bloody blind minded!
[quote][p][bold]special-one[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Citygirl83[/bold] wrote: Tell you what special one if you want to bad mouth all the emergency services how about you go find a little island far away where you will not require their devices. You have never stated any facts or answered questions put to you. I know I am still waiting. What is you problem? Don't use that they are fat and lazy because not every member of the Nhs is. Just get it off your chest.[/p][/quote]Citygirl you are a really lovely person and i am sorry that my rants annoy you but you must see that you are defending an indefensible organisation. The N.H.S has had billions poured into it it doesnt get better the same with the police and the fire brigade. You dont know how close you are to the truth with the comment about finding an island to get away to! Instead i pay for my kids to go to private schools cos all the state ones are s#it i pay to go to blackheath hospital cos the N.H.S. is s#it and i have private security at my business cos the police are you can guess what and if my business or house burn down ill watch them as i fill out the insurance claim .We as the public are treated like s#it[/p][/quote]well im sure if we had plenty of money like some we could all do this! hold on i thought we were talking about the NHS not schools and police... if the staff are cut and resources are cut how can the staff that are in fact still there, do their job to the highest standard?!? I am no nhs lover believe me but laying it all down on the staff is just bloody blind minded! danni2525
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11:24am Thu 13 Jan 11

Hk says...

QE is an awful hospital. Unfortunately we have no choice where we go if we live in the area. Members of my family have been in that hospital and not all, but alot of the nursing staff are agency and they really dont give a **** about the patients. It's not somewhere I would wish my worst enemy to have to go to be honest. As I said before, unfortunately we dont have a choice.
QE is an awful hospital. Unfortunately we have no choice where we go if we live in the area. Members of my family have been in that hospital and not all, but alot of the nursing staff are agency and they really dont give a **** about the patients. It's not somewhere I would wish my worst enemy to have to go to be honest. As I said before, unfortunately we dont have a choice. Hk
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4:08pm Thu 13 Jan 11

mpeaple275 says...

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THISIS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS AND TO HELP GET Q&M A&E BACK OPEN THEN PLEASE JOIN http://www.facebook. com/home.php?sk=grou p_190300174315446#!/ home.php?sk=group_19 0300174315446 AND INVITE ANY ONE AND EVRY ONE U KNOW WHO HAS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH QUEEN MARYS !! mpeaple275
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8:11pm Thu 13 Jan 11

olliesbaby says...

Im not suprised about the waiting times, at Darenth Valley last monday at 6am it was a waiting time of 8 hours, when i went to the pru with my daughter there was a waiting time of 5 hours. Things are only going to get worse, how many people will die before they realise they are making a huge mistake by closing the A & E department at Queen Marys?
Im not suprised about the waiting times, at Darenth Valley last monday at 6am it was a waiting time of 8 hours, when i went to the pru with my daughter there was a waiting time of 5 hours. Things are only going to get worse, how many people will die before they realise they are making a huge mistake by closing the A & E department at Queen Marys? olliesbaby
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10:12pm Thu 13 Jan 11

Threadworm says...

For those that would like to be involved in the demonstration outside Queen Elizabeth hospital Woolwich common, SE18 . Everyone is welcome but will need to verify you will be coming because I need to know numbers.The demonstration is about all of The South London healthcare trusts poor patient care, appalling treatment, cancelled appointments, management lies, support for Mr Ramon Niekrash who has fought for our patients rights. Please email me on londonlink@hotmail.c
om. If you want a chance to be heard and to make a change please come along.

Patients are suffering and dying for the sake of target fixing. If you would like to help in any way with the demonstration .please email me on londonlink@hotmail.c
om

Niekrashs Law
Again my email address is londonlink@hotmail.c
om
Helen Ellis
For those that would like to be involved in the demonstration outside Queen Elizabeth hospital Woolwich common, SE18 . Everyone is welcome but will need to verify you will be coming because I need to know numbers.The demonstration is about all of The South London healthcare trusts poor patient care, appalling treatment, cancelled appointments, management lies, support for Mr Ramon Niekrash who has fought for our patients rights. Please email me on londonlink@hotmail.c om. If you want a chance to be heard and to make a change please come along. Patients are suffering and dying for the sake of target fixing. If you would like to help in any way with the demonstration .please email me on londonlink@hotmail.c om Niekrashs Law Again my email address is londonlink@hotmail.c om Helen Ellis Threadworm
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3:25pm Fri 14 Jan 11

Paddy123 says...

Where did the government think the patients that would normally attend QMH hospital go?? if you had 150 a day going to QMH, they have to go somewhere else, with the PRU or QE being the closer hospitals.... QE has done nothing to accomodate the extra patients, I see no building work going on, you can put 100 extra staff in the department but if there is no physical space to see the patients of course there will be longer waits!. QMH had a fantastic, well functioning A&E department, waiting times were pretty good and the staff were all lovely, they actually cared about their patients, what we are left with is comparable to the hell of A&E a few years ago, before the 4 hour target came into force. The only way to resolve this is to expand the other hospitals or re-open QMH A&E. I also agree with some of the comments regarding staff members, however I would suggest that the majority of staff are trying to the best that they can under the circumstances.
Where did the government think the patients that would normally attend QMH hospital go?? if you had 150 a day going to QMH, they have to go somewhere else, with the PRU or QE being the closer hospitals.... QE has done nothing to accomodate the extra patients, I see no building work going on, you can put 100 extra staff in the department but if there is no physical space to see the patients of course there will be longer waits!. QMH had a fantastic, well functioning A&E department, waiting times were pretty good and the staff were all lovely, they actually cared about their patients, what we are left with is comparable to the hell of A&E a few years ago, before the 4 hour target came into force. The only way to resolve this is to expand the other hospitals or re-open QMH A&E. I also agree with some of the comments regarding staff members, however I would suggest that the majority of staff are trying to the best that they can under the circumstances. Paddy123
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2:24pm Wed 19 Jan 11

B L Zeebub says...

Dr Jo Medhurst used to be a great GP, but now she has elevated to a posh position she has lost all respect
Dr Jo Medhurst used to be a great GP, but now she has elevated to a posh position she has lost all respect B L Zeebub
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