"A catalogue of errors after I was admitted with a fractured hip"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Tameside General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics OL6 9RW
Posted by marting (as ),
I shall try and be brief with my story but it starts in the first week in November when I was admitted with a fractured hip.
During my week on the ward I had 2 Hypos because I am diabetic and had no help from the nursing staff even though I informed them of my routine to monitor my diabetes. I was sent home after having an operation to repair my fracture but whilst I was on the ward I contracted an infection.
I was cared for by Community nurses while at home and they informed me that the wound had not been closed properly and that was the cause of the infection. After 12 days my staples were removed and the wound opened up to reveal the puss which is associated with infections.
My leg is now 1 inch shorter and rotated outwards and when I contacted the surgeons secretary to try and make a follow up appointment only to be told I had been discharged and I would have to be referred via my GP.
Because of these failings I contacted PALS who made an appointment to see a consultant, regarding my hip today. The consultant informed me that I should have been seen by the hospital at least twice before today and he subsequently apologized for the hospital failings.
I am totally disgusted by the treatment I have received from the hospital and intend to persue this matter further.