"Gallbladder surgery"

About: Calderdale Royal Hospital

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Following two painful incidents when I had to be taken to A&E it was discovered I had gall stones. The initial tests were done very quickly and I was given a date within 8 weeks for keyhole surgery as a day admission. The staff there were very good, putting me at ease. The op was straightforward and I expected to be discharged the same day. Unfortunately I was still bleeding and had to have further stitches when they said I had to stay overnight. I was taken to the ward and had temperature and blood pressure taken but from 7pm no one actually came to see if I was still bleeding until the following morning. Fortunately I was dry and sent home. By lunchtime I was bleeding again and had to go back to the hospital where they attended me again. I was given dressings to change myself at home but am unsure how long these have to be kept on. It's very much self administering. No follow up either so I suppose I assume everything is ok

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Response from Calderdale Royal Hospital

We are sorry to hear that your care, which initially seemed to start off very well, but does not seem to have continued so. Staff in our Surgical Division will pick up your comments and reflect on your concerns. Please do contact your consultant's secretary if you wish to query the issue on follow up, or if you wish us to investigate your concerns further, please contact our Patient Advice and Complaints Service on 0800013 0018, or patientadvice@cht.nhs.uk. Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, we hope you are now well recovered.

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