"Colonoscopy Hell"

About: Cumberland Infirmary

A young trainee nurse tried to administer my pre-med and missed the vein completely.

Unaware of this I consented to and went through the procedure.

The discomfort in the main was tolerable until the doctor tried to straighten out a double cork screw twist in the lower bowel. It was horrendously painful and something I would not like to go through again, without pain relief

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Response from Cumberland Infirmary

I am very sorry you experienced such discomfort and pain, I can understand how very distressing this was for you. I would like to look into this further to ensure there is learning within the Trust to prevent this happening again.

If you would like this to be investigated further please contact the complaints department wit your details

Many thanks


North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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