"My Mother"

About: Royal Preston Hospital / General surgery

(as a relative),

Mum went into Royal Preston for a Laminactomy which was carried out on the in 2011 by a trainee. Initially, directly after the operation she was able to use her hands to full effect and all the signs were that she would make a good recovery.

However, when my Father and I went to visit the following day we found her slumped in a chair, leant forward with her eyes bulging, red in the face, struggling to breathe. We asked the nurse to get her back in bed and she made a remark about how busy she was.

When they eventually came Mum could not get out of the chair and told them several times that she could not feel her arms and legs. They had to eventually hoist her back in bed. After this, Mum was admitted to critical care and has now been left totally paralysed and doubly incontinent.

We have since complained but we feel we have encountered nothing but a smokescreen from the doctor the trainee was working under and their team.

Mum went in for a relatively routine operation because she was losing feeling in her hands and now needs 24 hour care and can only move her head. We just feel this is disgraceful after care from nurses that we feel neglected their duties.

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