"Long lasting effects of poor treatment at writington hospital"

About: Wrightington Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was under a surgeon for 17 years, then when something happened b4 and after my operation he discarded me like I was nothing. I had 3 hip replacements and 1 hip revision. The last time, they didn't seem to know what they were doing. I was screaming as the doctors put a tube down my neck and a needle in my spine. I was supposed to be asleep when they did it. I ended up in intensive care for 5 days at wigan hospital, as there was no resus team at the weekend.

After leaving intensive care, they moved me to a gynae ward. They didn't know what to do with me. I had to show them how to lift me. Then the next day, I had to phone Wrightington and pretend I was someone else and got through to my ward so they would send an ambulance as they had declined all day.

Since then I have had no apology. I got thrown off the list and now have PTSD and have tried to commit suicide twice. I am terrified of hospitals now, so what happens to me when my hip needs doing again?

I hope they are proud of the suffering they have caused. A family ripped apart by my fears. 3 years and I've never slept a night through because of nightmares and am under the mental health now. I feel they should be ashamed.

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Response from Susan Heighway, Patient Relations / PALS Manager , Patient Relations / PALS, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

As a Trust we are most concerned to read your posting and would ask that you contact the Patient Relations Department with your details to allow us to look into this further.

Kind regards

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