I need your help!
I’ve started a campaign to improve the level of staffing and competence at the Accident and Emergency department at St Peter’s hospital Chertsey.
I had a bad experience but I fear this is being repeated – people are at risk.
I’ve produced a poster for a window or a notice board; anywhere people can see it. Please use it.Take a look at my Blog;
Help Me Sort Out St Peter's !
I had a blackout in the summer – I have cancer and these things happen. In fact, I’d broken my ankle but when the ambulance got me to St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, the doctors were young and inexperienced; it was august bank holiday and there was no one for them to ask. I was sent home with treatment for a sprain.
When I went back for my appointment a week later it was a real emergency – an untreated dislocated fracture. I spent 6 days in hospital and needed two operations. I was very lucky; the orthopaedics/trauma team’s hard work saved my leg.
Now, I’m rough and tough and I was just about able to cope. If you’re 80 years old and frail you can’t. St Peter’s is sending people home without proper treatment and some are going home to die.
· There are only 4 Accident and Emergency consultants for 90,000 patients a year.
· Operations, holidays and sickness mean that 4 consultants are not enough; sometimes a junior just won’t do.
· Last year complaints against A and E rose by 23%.
· We need at least 10 consultants and a commitment to give us proper cover, 24/7.
I need your help – check out my campaign at;