"Poor diagnosis and no follow up procedure"

About: Pilgrim Hospital

Tuesday 15th Jan 2013 walking around Spalding outlet..weds 16th in agony in chair cannot move lower half. Doctor refused to come out,prescribed Cocodemal. stuck in armchair until Friday when husband rang "111". Ambulance sent and spent 11 weeks in Pilgrim,various wards, Several scans,xrays etc Doctors &specialists could not tell me what was wrong,Believed it was a spimal fracture due to Oesterprosis. Kept asking both myself and husband " When did she fall?"..Eventually sent home (from Maternity Ward! ,I am 68 !!) Still no answer. One year later and am wheelchair bound and cannot walk unaided. Have had no follow up Spinal or neurological . I strongly believe I suffered an Epidural haematoma after knee replacement and have tried to get a refferal ,through my GP, and ended up recieving an appointment with a Parkinson nurse at Lincoln !!! So many different Doctors & specialists visited during my stay but I have no record of their names and am at a loss as to who to contact (GP surgery have no record of names just times of admission and release) Have managed to get an MRI scan booked Feb 26 2014 ( after cancelling Parkinson Nurse and trying to explain to my GP..) this is fine.. but will the results go to same GP? who does not seem to understand why a refferal is wanted

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Response from Sharon Kidd, Patient Experience and Engagement Manager, Patient Experience, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Patricia

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am sorry that you have been unable to have your question answered. We would like to resolve all of your issues so can you please contact the Patient Advice and Liasion Service at Pilgrim Hospital who will be able to help you find a final resolution. The direct number for PALS is 01205 446243 or you can email them via pals@ulh.nhs.uk.


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