London hospital patients face some of the worst healthcare standards in the country.
Five hospitals in the capital come bottom of the league for hygiene, privacy, food quality and overall care.
Ealing is ranked the lowest out of a total of 165 NHS hospital trusts, followed by Homerton, Mayday, Barking and North Middlesex.
Of course even in Ealing there are some notable and exemplary exceptions (lights that shine on the darkness)
The findings, published today by watchdog the Healthcare Commission, are based on the views of nearly 76,000 adult patients staying overnight in English hospitals. The greatest variations in care were wards staffed from abroad, waiting times and the standard of food.
Fewer than half of patients said bathrooms and lavatories were clean and fewer people than last year believed doctors and nurses always washed their hands between patients.
Ealing Hospital patients complained of a lack of nurses on duty, poor response rates to call buzzers and unsatisfactory food. They said there was too much noise from other patients on wards and the general behaviour and demeanor of some on the communal wards was appalling and that any manager worth their salt would give such violators a dressing down!
Some nursing staff in the main block often think alongside Matron (who defends them blindly like s mother hen, covering their mistakes) that shoddy care is good enough.
But again one notices heroic exceptions those who don’t go with the flow,pity them,
some hospitals (like Ealing)were struggling to deliver even on the basics of care.
Enter at your own risk!!