About: Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Exeter EX2 5DW http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/
Posted by Anonymous
After attending for reconstructive surgery on a tendon, Woke to find the surgeon had chnaged his mind and cut the tendon out completely. Against my wishes, without my permission and in violation of my rights as a patient and human being. hospital paperwork states clearly that a surgeon cannot change the surgery from that agreed and signed for by the patient unless patients life is at risk, All that was at risk was the surgeons lunch break. Was left 2.5 hours sitting in gown waiting for closthes. My wife was near panic as expecting me out of surgery at 10.30 and being unaware that patient before had run over time when she still could not get any information on my whereabouts and condition 4 hours later, every time she asked staff where i was they went to check and did not return.
RD&E when complaint was made, ignored all their own paperwork, consent forms, and jsut say the surgeon did what he decided was the best option. For his lunch maybe, certainly not for me, (date given below not correct as it was a long time being screwed over by the useless complaints proceedure etc that only serves to protect the surgeons right to do as they please, be aware, you do not have any rights.