"Infection concerns at Castle Hill"

About: Castle Hill Hospital / Cardiology

(as a relative),

Just wanted to air my concerns. My dad was admitted to Castle Hill earlier this month, for his surgery the following day. He had a bypass and a valve replacement (surgery went well). Currently, my dad has developed an infection as have SEVEN other patients that all had surgery on or about the same date as my dad - a little suspicious, if you ask me. Why do so many patients develop infections after their surgery? This is of great concern to my mum and I. Can anyone please answer this? Perhaps the cleanliness of the theatre should be checked? Where would all the infections come from?

A very concerned daughter.

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Response from Engagement Section Assistant, NHS Hull

Dear Tracey Jane Thank you for posting your comments on the Patient Opinion website. We are sorry to hear of your father’s experiences and of the worry this has caused you and your family. We have passed your concerns on to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust for their investigation and I am sure that they would be more than willing to discuss your concerns with you. If you wish to do this in complete confidence we would suggest that you speak to the Patient Advice & Liaison Service at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals about what has happened. They can be contacted on 01482 623065 or by email NHS Hull is the organisation responsible for deciding how money is spent on local health services [also known as commissioning], ensuring those services are of high quality and meet local needs. We value all feedback and if you would like to discuss this matter further with us, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on 01482 335409 or by email Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local services and as soon as we have a response from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust we will ensure it is placed on the website.
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