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"Fractured hip led to elderly patients death due to poor care"

Our dad went into hospital with a fractured hip and never came out alive. He was given a blood transfusion whereby the nurses did not check on him overnight and whilst the transfusion was happening, the cannulae was not put into my dads vein which resulted in the blood going into my dads body, my dad went from being an intelligent man doing the crossword one day to a psychological scared confused man who never lost the confusion due to the transfusion going wrong. We lost...


"Death of my mother was preventable if she had been cared for"

I tried to get better care for my mother, but was accused of everything including being agressive until eventually she died. She had 2 hospital diseases and was subjected to too many painful blood tests, but denied food and water.

They should train their teams in customer service and stop them from subduing concerned family members by threatening with expulsion. They should trian nurses in basic care and compassion. They should teach all staff to be courteous and...


"Delay with wisdom tooth extraction"

I was refered to hospital for wisdom dental extraction,but they sent me to another dentist because to busy,other dentist tried to pull it out when i was told before hand that my gum would need to be cut.he refered me back to hospital to be put to sleep.hospital have now told me it wont be untill about another 6/8 weeks before they can do it.i have had severe pain since january of this year,and been sent backwards and forwards.taking to many pain killers.

Thay should...


"Medication errors with an elderly patient leading to serious complications"

My father has cronic renal failure and aorta disfunction which requires paramount medication administered through out a daily basis. My father was admitted to the hospital on the 25/03/2012 till 29/03/2012. His medication was not given to him correctly until the day he was discharged.

The hospital should have looked at my fathers recent medical history on admitance... Sort out paramount medication on admitance..

He is not just another patient he is my father....


"Delayed cancer diagnosis elderly patient ...finally diagnosed in India"

For over a year now my father has been attending to find out the root to his stomach problem which keeps filling up with mucus and liquid. Causing weakness, bloatiness. Such a long time and after countless scans and checks still no result. My father flown to india and its been confirmed today he has cancer! Not only is the nhs slow but the staff have no clue and are rude and ignorant! When ever he was in pain and needed his stomach empitied out he had to wait 2 weeks for...


"Should have done more extensive tests before performing surgery"

Taken in by ambulance because of sever abdominal pain twice before surgeon took a look at me and sent me home for "constipation" which I told him I knew it wasn't. Only two days later ambulanced in again when he did a test and operated on me for lesions, then sent me home before I was eating again, and only 2 days after I had spent 3 hours vomiting bile. That night I was taken ill again and another ambulance took me back. Same surgeon operated and took a section of my...


"Woke up during open heart surgery"

Woke up during open heart surgery. Hospital told mother of some "problems" but that I was ok. However, it took four more years and alot of bad behavioural issues with me to be able to tell her what happened. The hospital was then made aware and refused too do a further cardiac catherisation as the ga and my state of mind would be dangerous., The hospital had a solictor called and he told me mother that she could claim. She refused at first and said it was my decision. My...


"The hospital could have been cleaner & more sterile, the hygiene standards were so poor"

I caught a infection after a Arthroscopy on my right ankle . This caused complete destruction of joint & finally after 18 months wait i had a ankle replacement . At the time i was in for the arthroscopy the ward was full of infection & on the day of my release the hospital had to shut two wards.

the hospital could have been cleaner & more sterile, the hygiene standards were so poor . During the time i had the three ops to stop the infection , i was taken...


"Poor poor service, NHS national horror service"

I have had 2 previous miscarriages one in march of this year and one in February of last year. I was advised that should I have subsequent pregnancy’s after march that I should contact the EPU at the qmc if I become concerned . I did so after I almost fainted at work on Tuesday just gone and so and was given the 26th of April for a scan. Since I have been given this appointment I have had for the last 2 days constant pain in the lower right abdominal area, after my...



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