"Severe pain during colonoscopy "
About: Derriford Hospital Derriford Hospital Plymouth PL6 8DH
Posted by Seriously concerned (as ),
I too suffered severe pain and discomfort during colonoscopy at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth. I choose to have Entonox, but it was absolutely useless at reducing pain. Despite voicing my distress the endoscopist carried on with the procedure. I have made an official complaint to the Trust, but their response does nothing to make me feel that they care about the incident or patient care. Senior people have shown no interest in my case, or bothered to contact me, despite being copied in to my emails and complaint.
The pain and suffering I suffered at the hands of Derriford Hospital was shocking. Their response to my complaint is extremely worrying.
Derriford Hospital has a long way to go to show that it cares about its patients and their treatment.
My follow-up to this procedure will be done at a top class hospital in London. I have refused to return to Derriford.