"Painful procedures at Good Hope"
About: Good Hope Hospital / General surgery Good Hope Hospital General surgery Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by Catherine Lewis (as ),
In early Jan I had endoscopy and colonoscopy under "sedation" at Good Hope. I too entered the treatment room where the doctor was just sat at a desk with his back to me while the nurses sorted out everything else.
The sedation had very little effect and the endoscopy was traumatic but just about bearable.
The colonoscopy was incredibly painful - the nurses were holding me down and I was gripping the side of the trolley and shouting in pain.
Afterwards I was told that blood test and biopsy results would be sent to my GP within 10-12 days, but nearly 4 weeks later my GP has heard nothing and now I've been sent for a bone density scan and no-one has told me why.
The staff should realise that communication is incredibly important in these circumstances and I'm really frustrated that no-one has contacted me to tell me the results.