"Came out worse than I went in"

About: Furness General Hospital

Recently I was in A&E with a suspected blood clot in my leg, the nurse that saw me didn't even know that I was a Type One Diabetic. He went on to do a blood test in my hand which he was very rough with and caused swelling in my hand due to bleeding under the skin, it has been almost 5 days now and its still very bruised and hurts to move my fingers. I visited A&E a couple of months ago with a blood sugar reading of 40mmol and moderate ketones, I was not admitted to a ward and instead the doctor gave me an overdose of insulin which I only noticed by chance when I got home, this was a dangerous situation as I am hypo unaware.

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Response from Furness General Hospital

Please can you get in touch with us by contacting our Patient Experience team on 01539 795497. We extremely concerned and want to investigate this thoroughly and respond directly to you and take any appropriate action. Many thanks for bringing this to our attention

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