"Poor care and communication from Corbett and Russells Hall Hospitals "
Posted by 820980 (as ),
What was supposed to be a day case procedure has now turned into a 4 week epic. My partner walked into Corbett's to have a caudal epidural- an injection to ease back pain and was told he'd be back at home for his lunch. He felt the needle go in and was in severe pain. I was phoned to say he had been 'dead-legged' and I shouldn't worry, he'd be back to normal within 24 hrs, but failed to tell me that everyone else had got up and gone home. It took them 5 hours to transfer him to Russell's Hall. He had no feeling in both legs for 3 days, then got movement back in his one leg. He is now reliant on 2 crutches and a wheelchair to get about.
I've had no explanation of what's wrong with him and his expected recovery time. The consultant did speak to him, but my other half was so spaced out on morphine and painkillers, he can't remember what was said to him. I've never even spoken to a consultant/ doctor and I'm down as his next of kin. He's been rushed back in through a referral from a physio, still no doctor nor consultant. No explanation of whats wrong and if/when he'll recover. We're absolutely furious and anxious as this affects not just the patient but all our family. I feel this was all absolutely atrocious.