"Wrong diagnosis by two doctors"

About: North Tyneside General Hospital / Respiratory medicine

(as other),

My partner has just passed away in Jan 2015 due to cancer that was not seen over the past ten years.

She was told it was pleurisy or TB. I believe the doctors are responsible for her death.

Also another two members of her family have passed away in the past five years, also misdianosed by the same doctors.

Is this proper incompetence and neglect? You would have though they would be capable to understand xrays.

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Response from Annie Laverty, Director of Patient Experience, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Sir,

I am so sorry to hear about the very sad loss of your partner to cancer and for the fact that you are left with many unanswered questions surrounding her death and whether this could have been avoided?

It really is impossible for me to provide any more comment on your anonymous post because I have none of the facts in front of me. I really don't want to intrude on your grief but I would be very keen to meet you to discuss this further if you would find that acceptable at all?

My email is Annie.laverty@nhct.nhs.uk if you want to get in touch whenever you feel able to.

With sincere sympathy,


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