"rough treatment of frail elderly lady"

About: Derriford Hospital

My mother received an ultrasound heart scan on 18 march which was so rough it left her frail skin bleeding. She is nearly 93 and the person pressed so hard on her she came out in tears. Where is the care and compassion?

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Response from Mary Anderson, Senior Quality Facilitator, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Good afternoon and thank you for contacting NHS Choices. Your comment was read on the Patient Opinion website and I therefore sincerely apologise for the delay in this response.

I am concerned to read your concerns about the ultrasound heart scan your mother had and the damage to her skin. I would be most grateful if you could confirm some further details with our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team in order that we can investigate. PALS can be contacted at plh-tr.PALS@nhs.net.

I hope to hear back with some further details which will allow us to follow up on your concerns.

Kind regards


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