"Left in pain"

About: Southend Hospital

I had a knee replacement in 2010, I had previously had a lot of knee problems and used crutches for short distance and a wheelchair whilst out.

Since the knee replacement I have been in pain constantly, the knee joint clonks and it causes severe pain. I have asked for an amputation, not to help me walk but to help me live without this clonk that has ruined my life.

Unfortunately I have been refused, I'm not taken seriously and I'm left to basically suffer.

Its great that these people fight to save limbs but sometimes you can't, its disgusting how I'm left like this and yet a vet wouldn't leave an animal to suffer like this.

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Response from Southend Hospital

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear of your comments.

Unfortunately without your personal information I am unable to comment on your particular case but would suggest contacting our PALS (Patient Advice & Liaison) team who will take your details and be able to look into this for you and look into your details and contact the department on your behalf.

I will of course pass your comments onto the relevant department so they have note of your feedback.


Patient Involvement Team

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