"Short stay surgical"

About: Crawley Hospital

Disappointed by the care I received in this unit.

I felt that I was an inconvenience for not responding well to the anesthetic. the need to get me home was urgent. despite bleeding from one of the wounds. A new dressing was placed in top of the soiled one without checking. I was sent home. three hours later I was readmitted to a different hospital with the bleeding. I was subsequently cleaned, and four stitches were placed where, previously one was placed. Two weeks later a further wound is still infected which is currently undergoing further treatment and more antibiotics.

I also did not think that surgical staff were supposed to enter and leave the theater and enter the anesthetic area wearing the same gloves. I would not opt for this hospital in the future, nor permit my daughter to be treated there.

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Response from Jamie Moore, Divisional Chief Nurse for Surgery, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

I am sorry to hear about your recent experience whilst recieving care at our short stay surgical unit. Your feedback is clearly a casue of concern and I would like to investigate in more detail. Please will you contact me via email: jamie.moore@sash.nhs.uk

Many thanks

Kind regards

Jamie Moore

Divisional Chief Nurse.

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