"Went fishing for 2 weeks and never went home for 8..."

About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

I collapsed on the 10/5/2013 whilst on a fishing holiday at Newquay and was admitted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) Truro. I was diagnosed with acute gallstone pancreatitis and I spent a miserable 9 days in the Critical Care Unit and 5 days on Poldark Ward. During my stay I was very poorly and was not aware of what was happening to me most of the time, I do believe I was quite obnoxious during my stay. At this late stage I must apologize for my poor behaviour. I would like to thank all the doctors,nursing staff and care assistants for caring for me so well in the early stages of my illness I would like to thank one particular nurse on the CCU who was looking after me when there was a mishap that caused me to have a major bleed from the canulas that had been put in place,that nurse stayed with me and finally stopped the bleeding. I was discharged on the 24/5/2013 although I was still extremely poorly however I was declared fit and well to travel home. I arrived home very late that Friday evening very ill and was unable to eat drink or walk. I was admitted to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital the following morning at 6:30am and was diagnosed with severe acute necrotizing pancreatitis secondary to Gallstones. I spent the next 8 months having very intense treatment that included 7 operations and 6 other minor procedures I was discharged Christmas 2013 and was re admitted 1/1/2014 and as finally discharged on the 21/3/2014. I am due to be re admitted in the next few weeks to have my final operation then hopefully I will be fit and able again to go fishing once more (maybe another trip to Cornwall) the question that bothers me is why?I was discharged from Treliske when I was so obviously extremely poorly. Yours most sincerely John price.

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Response from Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

Dear Mr Price - in respect for patient confidentiality we are unable to respond to individual concerns online but if you would like to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison team we would be very happy to look into the issue you have raised and reply to you directly. You can email us at pals.service@rcht.cornwall.nhs.uk or you can call on 01872 252793.

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