"Necessity for further surgery after rectopexy"

About: Hereford County Hospital

I had a rectopexy on the 23 rd February 2016. Surgery appeared to go well and I was discharged two days later. On the 3rd march I was returned to he hospital in extreme pain. I underwent some investigations only to be informed that I was suffering from a strangulated omental hernia caused by a problem with the surgery on the 23 rd February. I would never returned to this hospital. My treatment as a patient was both shabby and shoddy. I was discharged unceremoniously on the day after the hernia repair. The district nurse who came to see me yesterday was more than a little surprised that no closures had been used to seal the wound site and they applied steristrips o the wound to keep everything together.

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Response from Hereford County Hospital

On behalf of Wye Valley NHS Trust I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your patient feedback.

I shall be passing on your comments to the Gastrointestinal and Liver Service.

If you wish to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Team please call 01432 372986.

With many thanks.

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